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By Tobias A. Wright. 

Dr. Dwight was bom in South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 15, 1841, 
and died Sept. 15, 1907, on the heights of Mt. Holyoke, Mass., 
where his summer home overlooked the place of his birth. He 
was the eldest son of John Dwight of New York City, and grand- 
son of Dr. Elihu Dwight of South Hadley, Mass., who was the 
eldest son of Justus Dwight and grandson of Capt. Nathaniel 
Dwight, both of Belchertown, Mass. The latter was fourth in 
descent from John Dwight of Dedham. His mother was Nancy 
Shaw Everett, daughter of Metcalf Everett of Foxboro, Mass., 
the son of John Everett and Melatiah Metcalf, daughter of 
Samuel Metcalf of Wrentham, Mass. 

Dr. Dwight's boyhood and youth were spent in New York 
City, where his father was lapng the foundation of a business 
prosperity that became the source of widely distributed benevo- 
lence. He studied in the public schools of this city, and the 
New York University Grammar School; graduated from the 
College of the City of New York in i860; studied medicine at 
Thirteenth Street Medical College, graduating with the degree 
of M. D. from the latter in 1864; studied theology at Andover 
Theological Seminary, and was graduated in 1866. Being under 
appointment by the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions as missionary to Turkey, he continued his 
medi^ studies at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1866-1867, 
travelled in Europe, Eg3rpt and the Holy Land, 1867-1868, but 
on his return was constrained by ill health to give up his ap- 
pointment as foreign missionary, and seek a home-missionary 
neld. He was ordained and installed February, 1869, over the 
Congregational Church of Onarga, Illinois, where he remained 
until 1879, and was then called to the Congregational Church of 
Fairfield, Iowa, of which he was the pastor until 1888, when he 
resigned on account of pulmonary trouble. Being obliged to 
relinquish the active work of the ministry, and place himself 
under medical treatment, he removed to Plainfield, N. J., where 
he remained for eleven years. In 1900 he was called to New 
York City to be the companion of his aged father, (whose death 

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2 Rev. MelaHah EvtreU Dwight, M.D., D,D. \}zn., 

occurred in November, 1903,) and continued his winter residence 
here, summering at Northampton, Mass^ until the time of his 

During the years of his pastorate in churches and his mis- 
sionary work, he not only won a strong and commanding 
influence in the communities where he lived, but came to wide 
recognition in ecclesiastical affairs in th^ local and State asso- 
ciations of his denomination. He was made a trustee in the 
Congregational Church Building Society in 1906, and received 
that same year the degree of D. D. from Parsons College. 

Dr. Dwight took a very active interest in the "National 
Federation of Churches and Christian Workers " and gave much 
of his time and means to the Inter-Church Conference on Feder- 
ation, held in New York City in 1905, acting as Chairman of 
Committee on Meetings. In fact it was largely through his 
efforts and financial contribution that an exhaustive report of 
that organization was published in book form. 

The leading religious Journals of this country have published 
extended obituaries of £>r. Dwight, paying high tribute to his 
zeal, to the beauty of his character, and his successful labors in 
the service of his divine Master, and it is not the purpose of this 
memorial to enlarge upon the record of the noble service of 
this man in the Church — abler pens have told the story of his 
devotion — ^but rather to treat of his work in our own Society. 

When in 1894 he became a member of the New York Genealog- 
ical and Biographical Society, and began attending its meetings, 
no one could have predicted that this modest gentleman, small 
in stature and pale of face, bearing evidence of ill-health and 
constitutional feebleness, was destined soon to lead in the work 
of the Society, become the strong, loyal and trusted friend of 
every member, and largely instrumental in the upbuilding of 
our cause. Becoming interested in genealogical and historical 
studies, Dr. Dwight began giving to the world the results of his 
researches in 1808 by publishing a genealogical record and 
history of *^The Kirbys of New England** followed in 1901, by 
"/"A/ Journal of Nathaniel Dwight^ ^775*' Recognizing the 
assistance he had received in the reparation of these works 
from our Society's publications and Library, he began devoting 
himself to increasing and enlarging their resources, by Cfiving of 
his own time and means, and by his enthusiasm and energy 
stimulating his fellow members to greater efforts, appealing to 
the strong, encouraging the weak, and harmonizing all with the 
matchless grace of his charming personality. He recognized 
the need of cooperaftion, and with magical diplomacy he brought 
men together and held them for good. Who could resist the 
kindly smile and the flashes of subtle humor that made his 
presence so agreeable? Who could go out of that presence 
without feeling that he had been in touch with a nobility without 
ostentation, a royalty without arrogance ? In 1901 he was elected 
a member of the Board of Trustees, and in the following year 
editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 
Though his predecessors had been such learned and eminent 

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fenealogists as Dr. Henry Reed Stiles and the late Dr. Samuel S. 
urple, the magazine grew in importance and dignity under his 
guidance, wielding a wider influence. He took special pride in 
this publication, defraying the expense of illustrations out of his 
private means, contributing to the cost of indexing its volumes 
each year, and paying the entire outlay of making a complete 
index of subjects of thirty-eight volumes of the Record from the 
beginning of its publication in 1869, down to 1907, which the 
Society printed. This was the work he loved, and perhaps no 
where did his abilities show to better advantage. 

To him genealogy was as legitimate a study as any other 
branch of history, leading him into the past in quest of types of 
pure manhood. It was a great storehouse from which to draw 
examples of goodness and greatness to be emulated and imitated, 
and of vice and vileness to be abhorred and avoided. The 
gartered knight and the crest of royalty had no special charm 
for him; "The simple annals of the poor" developed fields as 
rich in christian virtues, and the blood of simple, honest yeomen 
transmitted traits as worthy of emulation. 

In 1905 he was unanimously elected President of the Society 
in which capacity he served with marked ability until the time of 
his demise. For many years he served as the Society's necrolo- 
gist, and it will long be remembered by those who attended the 
annual meetings with what reverence and sympathy he read the 
brief memoirs which he had carefully prepared of the Society's 

His benevolence was boundless, and his daily generosity 
proved the very love he had of giving. The extent of his charity 
will never be known, for it was absolutely without ostentation. 
He waited not for appeals but watched for opportunities to assist 
the poor and needy, and found them in plenty. Of such was this 
man whose gentle spirit has gone to the Great Eternal and whose 
kindly face we shall see no more. 

Dr. D wight was a member of "the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society, the New York Academy of Science, the 
Rhode Island Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati^ and the 
New York Gamma Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He 
married in Jacksonville, 111., June 23, 1870, Helen McClure Kirby, 
daughter of Rev. William Kirby and Hannah McClure Wolcott, 
who with three sons and two daughters survive him. 

The action of the Board of Trustees of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, the Committee of the Congre- 
gsitional Church of Fairfield, Iowa, the Congfregational Church 
uilding Society, and the City College Club of New York, form 
an appropriate addition to this tribute to Dr. Dwight: 

At a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the 
Executive Committee of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
^aphical Society held in the Society's office, November 12, 1907, 
It being the first formal Fall meeting of the Board of Trustees 
following the death of our late President, Rev. Melatiah Everett 

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4 Rev, Melatiah Everett Dwight, M.D., D.D. [Jan., 

Dwight, D. D., M. D., the following resolutions were unanimously 
passed, viz.: 

Whereas, death has removed from our midst our late President, 
Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight, D. D., M. D., who in addition to 
his ofl&ce as President, Trustee and Necrologist of the Society, 
and Editor of the Record, had for many years served as a member 
of the Executive Committee, and: 

Whereas, his excellent judgment, genial disposition and 
uniform gentleness and courtesy of manner, had endeared him 
to all members of the Board of Trustees and of the Executive 

Resolved, that in his death the Society, Board of Trustees 
and Executive Committee have lost a most valuable associate 
whose memory will always be dear to those with whom he was 
brought in contact: 

Resolved, that these Resolutions be engrossed and a copy 
sent to the family of Doctor Dwight; and that they be spread 
upon the minutes of this Society, and that a copy of them be 
published in the January, 1908, issue of The New York Genea- 
logical AND Biographical Record. 

Fairfield, Iowa, September 26, 1907. 
Dear Mrs. Dwight and Family: 

We, as a church, desire to express our sympathy for you in 
your deep affliction. It is only a few days since we heard that 
our beloved pastor of former days has been called to be with our 
Heavenly Father in the Home above. We hope that you will be 
sustained, and that strength will be given you to bear this great 
loss. We feel that it is our loss too, for we remember his kind- 
ness of heart toward every one, his broad sympathies. His life 
with us was a blessing and a benediction and we are thankful 
to our Heavenly Father that We had him with us in the years 
that are past. Very sincerely yours, 

Mrs. a. S. Jordan, 
F. J. L. Black, 
Mrs. John Wells, 
Committee in behalf of the Church. 

At a meeting of the Botgrd of Trustees of The Congregational 
Church Building Society, held on Wednesday, September 18, 
1907, the following resolutions were presented by the Rev. 
Charles L. Goodrich, pastor of the First Congregational Church 
of Plainfield, N. J., of which Mr. Dwight was a member, and 
they were unanimously adopted: 

Whereas it has pleased Almighty Grod in his wise providence 
to take out of this world our fellow-Trustee, Rev. Melatiah 
Everett Dwight, D. D., 

Resolved: That we, the Board of Trustees of the Congre- 
gational Church Building Society, do hereby express our sense 
of the great loss which the Board sustains in this removal, 
gratefully recognizing the able as well as faithful and interested 

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service which he rendered this Society; that we put on record 
our appreciation of his personal character, the genial and cheery 
temperament with its gleams of humor, the mind keen and alert 
with unusual originality of thought and expression, the spirit 
devout, consecrated, singularly unworldly, the heart full of human 
kindness, the hands rich in helpfulness, finding many ways even 
in years of partial illness to minister to humanity. A brother 
beloved, one of God's chosen ones has gone from us. 

Resolved: That we extend to the bereaved family our re- 
spectful sympathy and pray for them the consolations of the Son 
of God. 

Voted: That this minute be spread upon the records of this 
Society and a copy sent to his family. 

William Hayes Ward, Chairman. 
Attest: Charles H. Richards, Secretary. 

Ch. E. Hope, Recording Secretary. 

To THE Family of Rev. Melatiah E. Dwight: 

At the last meeting of the City College Club, it was unani- 
mously resolved that in the death of Rev. Melatiah E. Dwight, 
long and honorably known as a loyal and distinguished alumnus 
of the College of the City of New York, the club has suffered 
the loss of one of its noblest members. 

The City College Club sends its sympathy to you in your 
bereavement and trusts that the memory of a good name and 
work done efficiently will be a source of consolation. 

John Lieberman, Secretary. 
Ferdinand Shack, President. 


By Frank H. Titus, M. D., Dover, N. H. 

This might with propriety be called the American Titus 
family, as it originated, as far as the name is concerned in Kings 
Co., N. Y. 

The founder of the family was Titus Syrachs De Vries, who 
according to Bergen's Register of Early Settlers of Kings County^ 
and Riker's Annals of Newtown^ immigrated to this country at an 
early date. He was part owner of a gristmill operated by horse- 
power in New Utrecht in 1660. He was Lieut, of an Infantry 
Co. of Flat bush in 1673, and was probably promoted, as he is also 
styled Captain. That he was probably of the noble De Vries 
family of Holland is indicated not only bv his name, which should 
have been Titus Syrachs simply had he oeen of the commonalty, 
but more suggestively that some of his children at least were 
baptized as Tryntje Titus De Vries, Syrach Titus De Vries, etc. 

For some reason difficult to conjecture his children all seem 
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euphonious one, which, in accordance with the untrammeled 
custom of the time, they spelled as the fancy of the moment 
suggested Tetus, Tietus, Tites, Titos, Tytus or more often Titus. 
There still remains one branch which uses the spelling ** Tjrtus," 
but the other forms seem to have disappeared. 

Possibly the change of the name was in the nature of pro- 
tective imitation as practiced Ixv various forms of animated 
creatures lower than the human. Dutch blood was probably not as 
highly esteemed just after the land had passed from Dutch into 
English control as it is in our day, and the Britons have never 
been specially noted for tender consideration of the susceptibilities 
of those unwise enough to have been bom under other skies. 
So the proximity of the large Titus family of English descent, 
who were numerous in the adjoining county, ma^ have suggested 
the adoption of the father's given name accordmg to the Dutch 
usa|^ as a means of escaping the undesirable advertisement of 
their foreign blood. Or they may have felt the incon^^ity a 
noble name and the plebian occupations necessary for wringing a 
livelihood out of a new country. Be that as it may, De Vnes 
they were; Titus their descendants are. 

1. Titus* Syrachs De Vries, resided in Flatbush, where he d. 
1688 ^Bergen), or 1690 (Riker); he m. Tannetje Teunise, dau. of 
Teums Janse Coeverts (Covert) and Barbara (Lucas or Jans). 

Tryntje,* bap. 1663. 

Tennis, m. 1699, Manr Barre, went to Mansfield Tp., 
Burlington Co., N. J., and from there, about 17 14, to 
parts unknown, possibly Virginia. 
Francis, d. 1764, Bushwick^ N. Y. 
Syrach, b. 1679; d. 1761, Bensalem, Pa. 
Janetje, b. 1682. 
_. Arays, signed ** Tietus," was in Flatbush in 1693. 
vii. Phebe, m. Johannes Simensz, son of Sigismund Lucas. 

(Riker, Hist. Harlem:) 
viii. Femmetje, m. 1692, John Hegeman of Flatbush. 

2. Tryntje* Titus f Titus Svrachs De Vries*), bap. 1663; m. 
i^^Sf Johannes Van Ekelen, who d. about 1697. Children: 

i. Johannes.* 

ii. Johanna, 
iii. Geesje. 
iv. Tannetje, b. 1689; d. inf. 

V. Jannetje, b. 1691. 
vi. Anna, 
vii. Helena. 

3. Francis* Titus (Titus* ) d. 1764, Bush wick, N. Y.; m. (i) Antie 
Fonteyn. She was the widow, first of Jacob Jansen, by whom 
she had two children, Annetie and Catherine; and second of 
Maurits Covert, by whom she had: Tunis, b. 1691; m. another 
Antie Fontevn; Charles, b. 1693; Mauritz, b. 1696; Sarah, b. 1697. 

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5 i. Francis,* b. 1728; d. 1802, Bnshwick, N. Y. 

6 ii. Antie. 
iii. Helena. 

7 iv. Elizabeth. 

V. Arientje. 

vi. John, was Capt. in Col. Van Brunt's Regt., Kings Co. 
Militia, in the Revolution. 

8 vii. Janetje, was dead in 1792. 

9 viii. Johannes, d. 1799. 

10 ix. Charles, d. 1802. 

X. Titus. 

11 xi. Christina, b. 1747; d. 1816, New York City. 

4. Syrach* Titus (Titus'), b. 1679; d. 1761, Bensalem, Bucks 
Co., Pa.; m. Aeltje Webs. Children: 

i. Geertie, b. 1698. 

12 ii. Francis, d. 1784. 
iii. Comelis, b. 1722. 

13 iv. Syrach (prob). 

5. Francis* Titus (Francis,* Titus' ), b. 1728; d. 1802, Bushwick, 
N. Y.; m. (i) 1757, Cornelia Duryea, dau. of Chas. and Cornelia 
(Schenck); in 1781 he m. (2) Catherine Voortman, a widow. 
Children, probably all by first wife: 

i. Francis,* m. \i) Maritie Bennet. In March, 1804, they 
were **of Newtown." He m. ^2) Eyda (perhaps 
Debevoise) and signs deeds witn her from April, 
1805, to Nov., 1833, being described as a farmer of 
Bushwick. In Aug., 1835, he signs alone. Francis 
was appointed Lieut, of the Kings Co. troops in 1787, 

Promoted to Capt. 1706, to ist Maj. 1807, and in 1815 
e resided as Lt.-Coi. He served in the War of 181 2. 

iii.' ciradi?' I ^^^ ^^ *®^ ^' J^^* Meserole. 

iv. Harampie, b. 1762; d. 1814; m. David Van Cott, 
Lucretia or "Cretia," who according to N. Y. Marriages m. 
Abraham Polhemus in 1770, is said to be of this familv. This can 
hardlj be, as Francis was first m. in 1757, and coula not have a 
marriageable dau. in 1770. Besides which, ajzranddau. of Abraham 
Polhemus now (1907) living in New York City, hale and lively at 
the age of 91, knows of her grandmother, and states that she was 
Christina* (Francis,* Titus'), as given elsewhere. 

6. Antie * Titus (Francis,* Titus ' ), m. Johannes (or Isaac) Blank. 

i. Elizabeth,* b. 1762. 
ii. Frans Titus, b. 1764. 

7. Elizabeth* Titus (Francis,* Titus'), m. 1754, Dirk Duryea, 
who was dead in 1794. Children: 

i. John.* 
ii. Carel, bap. 1755. 

8. Janetje* Titus (Francis,* Titus'), d. before 1792; m. i763(?), 
Thos. Skillman, b. 1736, son of Joseph and Sarah (Meserole); was 
a Lieut, of Militia in the Revolution. Children: 

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14 i. Joseph/ b. 1763; d. 1809. 

15 li. Fr * ' 

Francis, b. 1764. 
iii. Sarah, b. 1766; m. Martin Schenckf son of Martin and 
Ida (Suydam). 

16 iv. Thomas, b. 1770; d. 1833, Smithville, N. Y. 

9. Johannes* Titus (Francis,* Titus*), d. 1799; m. 1755, Lena 
Andries (Leah Anderson), dau. of Herman. He was ist Maj. in 
Col. Van Brunt's Regt. of Kings Co. Militia in the Revolution. 

17 i. Francis J.* 

ii. Mary, m. Jonathan Williams, 
iii. Elizabeth, m. Peter Miller, 
iv. Leah, m. Chas. De Bevoise. 
10. Charles* Titus (Francis,* Titus'), d. 1802; m. Sarah 
Rapelye, dau. of Folkert. Children: 
i. Folkert.* 
ii. Jane. 

iii. Charles, d. 1807; m. Anne Jenkins; no children, 
iv. Sarah, b. 1776; d. 1838; m. John Schenck. 
V. Elizabeth, m. Jno. De Bevoise. 
vi. Matilda. 

11. Christina* Titus ^Francis,* Titus*), b. 1747; d. 1816, New 
York City; m. 1770, Abraham Polhemus, who was b. 1742. 

i. Theodorus,* b. 1771; d. unm. 1802. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 1772; d. 1839; m. Thos. Stagg, b. 1771; d. 

1837; son of Thomas and Jane (Stagg), 2d wife. 

No children. 

18 iii. Francis, b. 1775; d, 18 18. 
iv. Ann, b. 1777; d. unm. 

19 V. Helena, b. 1783. 

vi. Abraham Brinkerhoff, b. 1789; d. 1798. * 

12. Francis* Titus (Syrach,* Titus*), d. 1784, Middletown, 
Bucks Co., Pa.; m. 17^4, Mary Clark. Children: 

20 i. Francis,* d. 1800. 

ii. Martha, d. 1816; m. Abraham Slack; no children men- 
tioned in her will. Lower Mansfield Tp., Bucks 
Co., Pa. 

21 iii. Elizabeth, m. Hellings. 

22 iv. John. 

23 V. Timothy, d. 1779. 
vi. Samuel. 

24 vii. Tunis, d. before 1784. 

13. Syrach* Titus (Syrach,* Titus'^, served in Bensalem Militia 
in the Revolutionary War. (Serick.) Child: 

25 i, William,* b. 1779-80. 

14. Joseph* Skillman (Janetie* Titus, Francis,* Titus'), b. 1763; 
d. 1809; m. 1790, Mary Scudder, dau. of Jos. and Mary (Budd). 

John Scudder,* b. 1791. 
Thos., b. 1793; d. 1793, 

ii. Tt 

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15. Francis* Skillman (Jannetje* Titus, Francis,* Titus'), b. 
1764; m. 1785, Anne Schenck, b. 1768, dau. of Martin and Ida 
(Suydam), of the sth generation from Joris Jansen de Rapelj6. 

i. Jane,* b. 1786. 

ii. Martin, b. 1789; d. 1800, of yellow fever, 
iii. Thomas, 1791. 
iv. Abigail, b. 1794; d. unm. 1861. 
V. John, b. 1797. 
i6j Thouas* Skillman (Janetje* Titus, Francis,* Titus* ), b. 1770; 
d/1833, Smithville, N. Y.; m. 1788, Jerusha Rogers. Children: 
i. Thomas,* b. 1789. 
ii. Rachel, b. 1792; d. 1876; m. Danl. Hudson, b. 1779; d. 

187s, Northport, N. Y. 
iii. Josiah, b. 1794. 

iv. Sarah, b. 1797; d. 1847; m. Isaac Sanzy. 
V. Joseph, b. 1802. 
vi. Maria, b. 1804; m. Elisha Green. 
vii. Jane, twin to last, m. 1827, F, T. Spees. 
viii. Elsey, b. 1808; d. unm. 1837, 
ix. Francis Martin, b. 181 2. 
(For further data of the Skillmans see the article on that 
family now running in the Record.) 

17. Francis J.* Titus (Johannes,* Francis,* Titus*), was of 

Williamsburgh in 1848; m. Iddy . He is said to have m." for 

second wife Kim ay De Bevoise, who afterward m. a Cutting, but 
Iddy survived him, and Rimay is elsewhere mentioned as the 
widow of one J. Titus. Children: 

i. Francis J.,* m. Harriet A. ; not mentioned in will. 

ii. Johannes, 
iii. George, 
iv. Hdene, m. Wm. G. Hoffman, and had: Wm. G.; John 

H.; Mary E., who m. Wm. C. Herbert; and Louisa, or 

Eloisa L., m. Jas. Grogan. 

18. Francis* Polhemus (Christina* Titus, Francis,* Titus"), b. 
1775; d. 1818; m. 1797, Phebe Caseman,b. 1778; d. 1823. Children: 

i. Abraham F.,* b. 1797; d. 1847. 

ii. Eliza Ann, b. 1799; m. ^i) Jno. Bradshaw, New York 
City; m. (2) Bausher. 

iii. Christina Maria, b. and d. 1805. 

iv, Christina Titus, b. 1807; d. 1821. 

V. Theodoras, b. and d. 181 1. 

vi. Cornelia Van Wyck, b. 1813; m. Wm. E. Stagg, and 
had: Geo. Webb; Anna; Virginia; Wm., who m. 
Sarah Guinup; Charles, and Cornelia. 

vii. Phebe Duryea, b. t8i6; m. 1837, Benj. P. Staeg, and had: 
Cornelia; Emma G., who m. Henry Gallagher; and 
Marie Louise. Mrs. Stagg still lives (July, 1907) in 
New York City with her second daughter, to whom 
the writer is indebted for much of the foreming data. 

19. Helena* Polhemus (Christina* Titus, Francis,* Titus*), b. 
1783; m. 1804^ Daniel Riker of New York CJity. Children: 

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i. Jane Rapelvea,* b. 1807; m. Robt. M. De Witt, 
ii. Abraham Folhemus, b. 1809; d. 1884; m. Harriet M. 

Vaughn, and had: Chas. E., a wellknown dealer in 

surgical instruments in New York; Oscar, and 

Albert Porter, 
iii. Christina Titus, b. 181 1; unm. 

iv. Henry, b. 18 13; m. Campbell; no children. 

V. Edwin, b. 18 15; d. young, 
vi. Edgar, b. 1816. 
vii. Elizabeth Stagg, b. 1810; m. (i) Alpheus Stocking, by 

whom she hM two dans.; m. (2) Moses Tapley, no 

viii. Ann Polhemus, b. 1822; m. Wm. Ross Wallace (poet), 

and had one son. 
ix. Helen, b. 1826; m. Harvey Stocking, and had several 


20. Francis* Titus ^Francis,* Syrach,' Titus*), d. 1800, Bucks 
Co., Pa. He was a Lieut of the 4th Co., 3d Battalion of Asso- 
ciators (Col. Wm. Robb), in 1780; m. 1763, Jean H. (or K.) Fagen. 
Children : 

i, Francis.* 

ii. Rebecca, m. Van Arsdalen. 

iii. Mary, m. Vansant. 

iv. Margaret, m. Wilcoxe. 

21. Elizabeth* Titus (Francis,* Syrach,' Titus*), m. Hel- 

lings. Children: 

i. John.* 

ii. Tunis, m. ; had dau. Martha, who m. White. 

iii. Samuel, 
iv. Jesse. 

V. Jacob, 

22. John * Titus (Francis,* Syrach,* Titus * ). Children: 

i. John.* 
ii. Abraham. 

23. Timothy* Titus (Francis,* Syrach,* Titus*), d. 1801, Bristol 
Tp., Bucks Co., Pa.; m. 1764, Martha Wright, who d, between 
Feb. and Nov^ 1801. Children: 

i. E^ith, m. Geo. Bergen, and had son Chas. Titus. 

ii, Sarah, m. 1787, Jas. Van Hart. 

iii. Mary, m, btacklehouse, who d. 1801. They had: 

Rachel; Martha, and Sarah, 
iv. Ira. 

24. Tunis* Titus (Francis,* S)rrach,* Titus*), was dead in 1784. 

i. Archible,* had dau. Martha. 

ii. Tunis. 

iiL Mary, m. Bennet. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. Van Horn. 

V. Martha. 

25. William* Titus (Syrach.* S^ach,* Titus* ), b. 1779-80, Buck- 
ingham Tp., Bucks Co., Pa. Children: 

i. Syrach (Seruch),* had two daus. who lived in Md. 

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ii. John, b, 1812; d. 1876; m. Martha T., dau. of Tosiah 

Shaw Buck, and had: Henry C, and Amanda Welsh, 

who lived in Philadelphia in 1880. 

(In this same township in 1823 d. a widow, Deborah Titus, 

possibly widow of this Wm. She mentions in her will her 

children David, William, Seruch, who had children, Elizabeth, 

who had children, Deborah and Mary.) 

Harman Titus of Bensalem, Bucks Co^ Pa., who d. i8aa, was 
perhaps a son of one of the brothers of Francis (No. 12). He m. 

Susan . Children: 

i. Harman, b. 1778; d. 1858; m. Edith Lewis. Had: 

1. Jacob, b. 1826; d. 1903, Tacony, Pa.; m. Harriet 

Ashton; had seven children. 

2. Wm. R., b. 182 1 ; d. 1890, Holmesburg, Pa.; m. 

Ellen Soley; left many descendants, among 
them Harry and Emerson Titus of Holmesburg. 

3. David, b. 1823; d. 1890; m. Rachel Snyder, and 

had three children. 

4. Howard, b. 1817; d. 1871; m. Mary E. Hughes, 

and had twelve children, amon^^ them atty. 
Prank, of Kansas City, and Lmcoln G., of 
Columbus, O. 

5. Jane, b. 1829; m. Francis Le Pierre, and now 

lives in Camden, N. J. She had three chil- 
. dren, one, Harriet A., a teacher in Camden. 

6. Elizabeth, b. 1818; m. Jos. Jackson, of Holmes- 

burg, Pa. Had twelve children, 
ii. Edward or Edmond, unm. 

iii. Jacob, m. . 

iv. Catherine, unm. 

V. Nancy, m. Scott, and had three children. 

vi. Susan, m. Isaac Johnson, 
vii. Uzine, unm. 

viii. Elizabeth, m. Worthington; no children. 

ix. Sarah, m. Tunis Le Bon. 
X. Tunis, unm. 
xi. Minah. 
xii. Ann. 
In Loudoun Co., Va., are a number of the family, probably 
descended from Tennis. They trace back to a family of brothers 
and sisters as follows: 

i. Tunis, d. 1848, in Goresville, Va. He m, Sarah Pur- 
dem, and had: 

1. Nancy, m. Geo. Woolford, Bolington, Va. 

2. Edith, m. Jno. Fawley, Taylorstown, Va. 

3. Jeremiah, d. 1896, Coles Co., 111.; m. Susan 


4. Wm., d. 1852, Goresville, Va.; m. Jane Brovm; 

had six children. 

5. Louis, d. young. 

6. Elizabeth, unm. 

7. Emeline, m. Solomon Cooper, Bolington, Va. 

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8. Tunis, b. 1816; d. 1899, Leesburg, Va.; m. 1841, 

Mary Hunter, and had eight children; among 
them Thos. S. Titus of Leesburg, to whom the 
writer is indebted for many courtesies. 

9. Amanda, m. Josiah Shoemaker, Leesburg, Va. 
10. Margaret, m. John L. Stout, also of Leesburg. 

ii. Itom, whose children were: 

I. Rev. Timothy Tillman, Gettysburg, Pa., m. 

Rachel M. L. Witherow, and had seven children. 

a. Samuel, m. Mrs. McNeer, and had two children. 

3. Armistead, Neersville Va., m. Hannah Virts; 

seven children. 

4. Washington. 

5. Mary Ann, unm. 

6. Catherine. 

7. Julia, d. unm. 

8. Deborah, d. unm. 

9. Sabra, d. young, 
ill. John, unm. 

iv. Elizabeth, unm. 
V. Deborah, unm. 

vi. Dau., name unknown, m. , and had a dau. who m. 

Wilson, and had a dau. who m. Yates. 

Francis Tytus, son of John, was b. in this same Co. in 1742; in 
1763 he m. Margaret Winecoop, and d. in 1803-12. They had: 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1764; m. John Dungan in Hampshire Co., 

Va,; moved to Circleville, Ohio; had: Tytus Dungan. 

ii. Tunis, b. 1767; m. (i) Mary Kelley, 1793, ip Loudoun 

Co.; she d. 1798; no children; he m. (2) about 1800, 

Jane Torbert. Children: 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1801; m. about 1820, Peter Bruner; 

four children. 

2. Marearet, b. 1803; m. 1823, Moses CoUis, and 

had one son. 

3. Francis J., b. 1806; moved to Middletown, Ohio; 

m. (i) 1831, Sarah Martin; she d. 1841; no 
adult children; he m. (2) Sarah Butler, and 
had: Emma J., b. 1844; m. Rev. C. Monjean, 
Topeka, Kan. Edward, b. 1845; ^- Tillie 
Davis, New Haven, Conn. Lizzie P., m. C. 
Gardner, Cincinnati, Ohio. John B., b. 1849; 
m. Minnie Ewing, Middletown, Ohio. 

4. Harriet, b. 1809; m. Wm. Russell; five children. 

5. Evaline, b. 1816; m. John McLean; no children. 
The first wife of Francis d. and in 1768, he m. Jane Patterson. 

They had: 

iii. Ann, b. 1779; m. (i) John Simpson; m. (2) Jos. Carter. 

iv. Sarah, b. 1781; m. Kendnck; moved to Ohio. 

V. Rebecca, b. 1783; m. Jas. Craig, Loudoun Co., Va. 
This line adheres to the spelling " Tytus;" but the recurrence 
of the family names is a good indication that they were of the 
same stock as the ''Titus" family in the same neighborhood; 

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and the County records reveal the fact that thejr did not always 
adhere to the one spelling, but used both indiscriminately. 

Titus Titus seemed to have been a favorite name with the 
older generation. Besides Titus* (Francis/ Titus*), there are 
known to have been five others if not more. 

Tites Tites and his wife, Mary Morgan, were sponsors at a 
baptism, 1726. 

Titus Titus m. Jane Boudet, 1726; had dau. Antje. 
Titus Titus m. blandina Van Pelt about 1722, and had: 

i Aeltje, b. 1724; m .Comelus Bouman, and had dau. 

Aeltje, b. 1745. 
ii. Sara, b. 1726. 
iii. Maria, b. 1728. 
iv. Antje, b. 1734. 
V. Marytje, b. 1736. 
vi. Tennis, b. 1740. 
Tetus Tetus m. Rebecca Boerum, 1770. 
Tetus Tetus m. Jemima Townsend of Oyster Bay, 1775. 
Tetus Titus, b. about 1750; d. about 1824; m. Polly Johnson; 
lived in Beaver Co., Pa., and Tioga Co., N. Y.; d. in Scotio Co., 
Ohio. Children: 

i. Lydia, b. 1792; d. 1888; m. Michael Coryell; seven 

children, thirty grandchildren, 
ii. Anna, d. in childhood. 

iii. Samuel, b. 1796; d. 1859, Scioto Co., Ohio; m. Clarisa 
Coryell; eleven children, forty grandchildren, among 
them Dr. Arthur Titus of Portsmouth, Ohio, father 
of the present writer, 
iv. John, Penn Yan, N. Y.; had children. 
V. James, m. Lydia CoUis; six children, 
vi. Arthur, b. 1808; d. 1875; m. Elizabeth Willis; nine 

children, thirty-seven grandchildren, 
vii. Susan, d. unm. 

viii. Hannah, m. John Snodgrass; nine children, forty-two 
ix. Stephen, d. 1848; m. Susan Rockwell; six children, 

nme grandchildren. 
X. Sall}r, m. Halleck Mapes; four children, twelve grand- 
xi. Betsey, m. James CoUis; three children, 
xii. Rebecca, d. about 20 years old. 
There are also Titus families in Brooklyn, N. Y., and in 
Camden, N. J., evidently of this stock, but whose connection 
with the parent stem cannot at present be demonstrated. 

From the foregoing it will be seen that the available inform- 
ation of this family ^is very fragmentary, and as a search through 
the usual channels fails to yield further data, this article is pub- 
lished not only to put on record in a tangible shape, the little 
already known, but in the hope that it may be the means of 
eliciting further information from sources hitherto undiscovered. 
Any additional items of the family history will be gladly wel- 
comed by the writer. 

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1908.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation. Staien Island. N, Y. 1 7 


Baptisms and Births, 

Sr.— Sitter— A Commanicant. M. If .— liarriMl Mm. M. W.— Married Woman. 
Br.— Brothai^A Commimicant. S. M.— Single Man. S. W.— Single Woman. 


(Condnaed from Vol. XXXVIII., p. 17s of Ths Rbcx>rd.) 


1837. Baptisms by Rev. A. Rondshaler. 
July 23, Johann T. Shaber Catharine The parents 

1835. & wife, maiden Margar- 
Nov. 19. name Shaber etha 


Aug. 16. John Van Duzer Daniel Bp. at parents' house, 

1836. Sarah Vanderbilt, Theodore Tompkinsville 
Feb. 2. his wife 


Sept. 2. Howard Vooris Mary Eliza- In house of Cornelius 

1829. Mar^ Rhine, his beth Vanderbilt, the 

May I. wife girl's step-father 

b. April I. Same as above Julia Parmer 

Sept. 2. Cornelius Vander- Eliiah 
Juiy 27. bilt Rhine 

Mary, his wife, late 
Vooris, maiden n. 
Oct. 13. Johann Ruppinger Catharine Christian & Barbara 
June 7. Catharine Frieder- Friederica Mann, Johannes & 
ica Rengaten, his Maria Essig 

Dec. 25. John Widsworth Margaretha The parents 

1835. Elizabeth Wids- Ann 
June 3. worth 


Dec. 25. Leonard Fountain Elizabeth The gr.-parents John 

July I. Mary Widsworth, Ann & l^lizabeth Wids- 

his wife worth, & Mary 

Fountain, the 

1838. mother 
Feb. I. Carl A u g u s t e Mary 

1837. Frende Blanche 
May 26. Augusta Caroline 

Rudinger, his 

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May 9. 

Oct. I, 

Dec. 25. 

April 25, 

Dec. 9. 
July • 2. 

Abraham E. Miller George Al- 
Jane Simonson, his bert 

William Egbert 
Mary Ann Lake, 
his wife 



Cornelius Egbert 
Catharine Lake, his 

"During the Year 1838 Br. Ronshaler baptized several chil- 
dren belonging to other churches, these were of course entered 
in the church book of their respective churches." 


March 21. Jacob Burckerdt 

Nov. 16. 

Jan. 6. 

Nov. 30. 

March 21. 

Aug. 31. 

March 21. 

« ^^37. 
Sept. 6. 
^ 1839. 
March 26. 

May 12. 

Feb. 9. 

^ '^37. 
Oct. 8. 

March 26. 

Sept. 23. 

March 31. 
Feb. 25. 

Teresa Schutzen- 
bach, his wife 

Ambr. Rondshaler 

Matilda Caroline 

Busse, his wife 

Isaac Butler 
Martha Swain, his 

William Crips 
Jane Butler, h i s 

Oliver Vanderbilt 
Catharine Ann, his 

iohn Egbert 
«ydia Seguine, his 

John Van Duzer 
Sarah Vanderbilt, 
his wife 


Mary Cath. 





Cornelius Vander- Oliver H. 

Mary, his wife, late 
Vooris [nee Rhine] 
March 18. James Thompson Samuel 
1838. Charity Rome, his Lewis 
Sept. 10. wife Ryess 

Bp. in house of John 
Baker, the uncle of 

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April 23. 

Sept. 26. 

April 23. 

March 22. 

April 23. 

July 7. 

April 28. 
Jan. 14. 

April 29. 

March 3. 

April 29. 

Sept. 4. 

June 9. 

Dec. 2. 
« ^839. 
Sept. 26. 

April 16. 

Oct. II. 
March 21. 

Nov. 10. 
Feb. 28. 

Dec. 18. 

Aug. 31. 

b. July 10. 

Jan. 28. 

Daniel Butler Tunis Eg- Bp. in house of Mr. 

Elisabeth Egbert, bert Edw. Vanderbilt 

his wife 

Edward Johnson John 
Hannah Housman, ward 
his wife 

Ed- Bp. as above 

EdwardVanderbilt Cornelius 
Mary Ann Egbert, Egbert 
his wife 

Bp. as above 

Ferdinand Thun Margaretha Martin and Sophia 
Jacobina Small, his Schmidt 

Anthony Y.Stewart Sarah Eliz- 
Maiy Lipincott, his abeth 


James Gilbert Elizabeth 

Abigail Black, his Frances 

Baptisms by H. G. Claudsr. 

Lawrence H. Cor- Eugene 
telyou Augustus 

Eliza Hekel, his 

Joseph Sharrott David Mer- 

Cornelia Mer- cereau 
cereau, his wife 

The parents 

William Egbert 
Mary Elizabeth 
Lake, his wife 

Abraham Bodine 
Abby Kinsy, his 

Edward Egbert 
Hannah Price, his 


Same parents 

Mary Eliza- 


Bp. in house of parents 

in North Quarter. 

Sponsors, parents 

& gr.-mother 
Bp. at parsonage, 

parents sponsors 

Ester Ellen The parents 


John Baker 
Eliza Romer, 

his Henry 

The parents & Miss 
Atkins of N. York 

James Romer & wife, 
gr. -parents, at 
whose house bap- 
tism took place 

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April 23. 

Sept. 22. 

June 21. 

Sept. 6. 

Aug. 16. 

Aug. 29. 
^ 1839. 
Sept. 7. 

Oct. I. 

Oct. 25. 

b. Dec. I. 

Oct. 18. 
Aug. 31. 

Nov. 18. 

1 841. 
Jan. 8. 

, 1839. 
April 10. 

April II. 
Feb. 21. 

April II. 
Feb. 21. 

Moses Alston Sarah Ann 

Sarah Ann Decker, 
his wife 

Peter Hibbets from Euphemia 

N. Y. 
Catharine Merrile 

J o h a n n Martin Christiana 

Christina Rokere, 

his wife 
Jacob Frederic Carolina 

Jakle of Wurtem- Louise 

burg, Germany 
Eva Maria Sicking ' 

Bp. at house of gr.- 
m other Sr. Ann 
Decker at Long 

Parents & gr.-mother 

GallusGahnerof N.Y., 
Catharina Lutz & 
the parents 

James Romer, Jr. Sarah Jane 
Sarah Maria Lewis, 
his wife 

Same parents James Isaac 

The gr.-parents James 
Romer, Sr., & his 
wife, at whose house 
ch. was bap. 

Cornelius Vander- 

Mary Rhine, his 

Edward Beatty 
Ann Denice, his 

C a p t . Cornelius 

Sophia Johnson, his 

Rev. H. G. Clauder 
Charlott Elizabeth 

Ruede, his wife 

Rev. H. G. Clauder 

Charlotte Elizabeth 

Ruede, his wife 

Lydia Ann The parents 



us, 4th son 

The parents 

Jane, 4th 
dau., twin 
of H e n r y 

The parents, ch. bap. 
at house of parents 
at Quarantine 

John Gottlieb Her- 
man, Anna Pauline 
Herman of Bethle- 
hem, Pa., Louisa C. 
Kranisch, single, 
Lydia B e n z i e n , 
single, both of Beth- 
lehem, Pa. 

Chas. A. Bleck & 
Sophia, his wife of 
N. Y., Lawrence H. 
& wife Eliza Cor- 
telyou of S. I., Sr. 
Jane Matilda Car- 
gile, single, of N. Y. 

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June 27. 

Dec. 21. 

1 841. 
June 27. 

Dec. 3. 

1 841. 
June 30. 

Sept. 8. 

1 841. 
Oct. 18. 

July 28. 

Nov. 7. 

Dec. 25. 
Nov. 30. 

Jan. 2. 

Jan. 16. 

July 4. 

Jan. 30. 

April 19. 

1 841. 
b. July 24. 

Feb. 8. 

March 6. 
Jan. 4. 

March 18. 

July 25. 


John Vanduzer Elisabeth 
Sarah Vanderbilt, Ann 
his wife 

{acob Van Duzer Mary 
larjr Holden, his Louisa 

Oliver Vanderbilt Edward 
Catharine Morris, Ward 
his wife 

Bp. in house of John 

(James)Thompson, Joseph 

ship cari)enter at Lake 

Charity Romer, his 

Adam Fugel, Hans Jorg 

Catharine Thum, 

his wife, both of 


Germany, now at 

Lawrence H. Cor- David 

telyou Hekkel 

Eliza Hekkel, his 

Abraham Bodine Sarah Ann 
Abby, his wife Kinsey 

Martin Schmidt, a Louis 

German farmer 

now near Capt. 

Wife not given 

Edward Burbank EdwardEg- 
Jane Britton, his bert 

Mrs. Ward of N. Y., 
& the parents. Bp. 
at parents' house at 

James & Ann Romer 

Joseph Decker 
Sarah, his wife 
Ferdinand Thum 
Jacobina " 

Sarah Ann 


Hans Jorg Fritz & 
wife, Maria Wolfen 
& the parents 

The parents. Living 
at Preshkill 

The parents 

The parents, Louis 
G5ntz, single 

The gr.-parents Isaac 
& Sarah Burbank, at 
whose house ch. was 

The parents 

Paul Schmidt 
Catharine Miller, rett 
his wife 

Adam Wagener, Chris- 
tina Bisbalin, his 
Eliza Bar- The parents, residing 
at Factoryville 

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March 27. 
March 8. 

Anthony Stewart 

William The parents 

b. March 28. Same parents Julia Ann 

March 27 

July 24. 

Oct. 6. 

Aug. I. 

June 3. 

Sept. 2. 
Aug. 19. 

Sept. 5. 
Jan. 3. 

Sept. — . 
March 11. 

Nov. 18. 
Aug. 30. 

Sept. 18. 

Sept. 1 8. 

Oct. 9. 

July 29. 

Oct. 28. 

Jan. 20. 

Oct. 28. 

Nov. 6. 
March 7. 

William Neats, 

Di., his wife 
Joseph Sharrott 
Cornelia Mer- 
sereau, his wife 

William Egbert 
Catharine, his wife 

Theodore O. Sier- 

Meda Lenting, his 

John Baker 

Eliza Romer, his 

Edward Johnson 

Hannah Housman, 
his wife 

Wm. Neats, wheel- 
wright at North- 
side, & wife 

Wm. De Groot 

Marjr Sharrott, his 

Philip Leiser 
Hetwig, his wife 

John Rich- Bp. at house of An- 
ardShelton thony Stewart 

Catharine The parents.' Bp. at 
Eliza minister's 

Henry The parents, residing 

on Worth Side 

Marianne The ch. was evidently 
Emily near its last & was 

bp. in house of par- 

Mary Ellen Bp. in house of E. 

Richard " 

Sarah Fran- The parents 

Lenah Ann The parents, living at 
North side 

Ernst Franz The parents, living at 

James Gibett of 

N. Y. 
Abigail Ann Black, 

his wife 

Wm. Julin, residing 
at 80 Oliver St., 
N. Y. 

Sarah Jane Stewart, 
his wife 

Daniel Butler 

Eliza " 

James Both this ch. & fol- 

Augustus lowing bp. in ch. on 
S. Island 



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Nov. 28. 
Aug. 28. 

Dec. 10. 

Dec. 14. 

Jan. 17. 

May 16. 
Feb. II. 

June 18. 

July 22. 

Sept. II. 

b. Jan. 19. 

Sept. 10. 

Sept. 27. 

Oct. 20. 
Sept. 30. 

Nov. 12. 
May 16. 

Jan. 6. 

Jan. 31. 

Jan. 7. 

Abraham Garrett- John Jacob 

Eliza Sanders, his 

Barney Hughes & George 

wife Washing- 


James Brittain 
Irrances Oakly, his 

All ch. of same par- 

John Rathyen 

Anna Rotsen, his 

Robert Sommers, 

Susan Ann " 

John G. Lake 

Violetta Spear, his 

Same parents 

Adam Fugel 

Catharine Thum, 
his wife 

T. O. Siersina 

Meda " 

Wm. Julin, residing 

Sarah Jane Steward 

Richard Housman, 
Jr., & wife Mar- 
tha, late Butler, 
nee Swaim 

J. Thompson 

Charity Romer, his 

James Poll worth, 
farmer near the 
Blackhorse, from 
Berkshire, Scot- 

Edward Egbert 

Hannah Price, his 


Mary Ther- 

Mathin, inf. 



Mary Gif- 






Residing in Jersey 
City where he has a 
situation in R. R. 

Grocer & shoemaker 
in this vicinity 

Bootmaker at Pt. 

Parents sponsors 

Bp. at house of John 
G. Lake. Parents 

Alfred This ch. & one above 

bp. in house of 
widow Steward 


William & 

Ship carpenter 


Henrietta Bp. at house of Joseph 
Prall Lake, Manor 

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Feb. 4, 

Nov. 20. 

March 31. 
Feb. 29. 

April 14. 

July 30. 

b. July 28. 

April 28. 
Jan. — . 

May 5. 
March 16. 
May 26. 

Dec. 14. 


July 6. 
lay 8. 

Aug. 5. 

Sept. 10. 

b. 29 Sept. 


b. July 25. 

b. Dec. 19. 

b. May 26. 

H. G. Clauder 
Charlotte Elizabeth 
Ruede, his wife 


Sarah Ade- 

Anthony Stewart, Samuel 

Mary " 

Capt. Jacob H.Van- Ellen 

derbilt residing 

at Tompkinsville 
Maria Banta, his 

Same parents Jacob Ellis 

Rev. D. Bi^ler & Ade- 
laide, his wife, 
maiden name Fin- 
auf, of N. Y., Br. 
Isaac Burbank, Sr. 
Burbank, nee Eg- 
bert, Sr. Lydia Rice, 
wid., of Bethlehem 

Bp. at Parents' house 
near Abur. Egbert's. 
The parents & Br. 
& Sr. Clauder 

Bp. in presence of 
Mrs. Charlotte De- 
forest Egbert & Miss 
Phoebe Vanderbilt 

Peter Cozine 
Hannah MariaVan- 

bilt, his wife 
James Wood 
Emily Britton 
George Schmidt, 

tailor & draper at 

Barbara Heusler, 

his wife 
Alexander Boyd, 

laborer at Col. 

Rebecca Mc Nab, 

his wife 

James Ed- The parents & Eliza 
ward Ann Vanderbilt 

Mary Ann Bp. in church 


The parents & Magda. 
Schmidt, single, dau. 
of Martin Schmidt 

Ann, Re- 

Joseph Romer 
Jane Moore, his 

Oliver R. Martin 
Sarah Ann Vander- 
bilt, his wife 

Same parents 

Henry Flagler 
Isabella Van der- 
bilt, his wife 

Henry & Isabella 

Sarah Jane Bp. in house of Br. 
John Sharrott. Par- 
ents sponsors 

Sarah Ann These five children are 

Sr.-grandchildren of 
r. John & Eliza- 
beth Vanderbilt & 
Oliver RoUin baptized at their 

John Walter 


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Sept. 15. 
April 8. 

Sept. 23. 
Jan. 6. 

Oct. 13. 

Nov. 8. 
Oct. 7. 

Nov. 16. 
June 16. 

Dec. 29. 
June 25. 

March 4. 

Dec. 28. 

March 30. 

Oct. lo. 

May 21. 


Abraham Bodine Jacob 

Abby Ann Kinsy, Howard 
his wife 

Paul Schmidt, Catharine 
laborer at Pac- Christiana 

Catharine Schmidt 

Robert Summers, Albert 
carpenter in this 

Susan Ann Stilwell 

James Armstrong Amelia 
of Ireland, far- 
mer & laborer, re- 
siding on this Is- 

Rose, his wife 

Augustus Saddler Mary Eliza- The mother, Sr. D. 
of Port Richmond beth Neat, Sr. Ann Neat 

Ann Eliza 

Cornelius Egbert Louisa Parents & gr.-mother 

Catharine Lake, his 

June 8. 
an. 16. 

June 17. 

Dec. 30. 

July 13. 

May 31. 

July 13. 

Ernst Senne, Charles 

Gesine Schiegel, Henry 

his wife, both of Augustus 


The parents & August 
Senne, single 

T. O. Siersema Phoebe Ann The parents 

Meda Leiting, his 

Wandel Baker S u s^n & 

Betsy Haughwout, Mary 

his wife 
George W. Blake Emil^Anna 
Mary Ann Wood, Christopher 

his wife 
Barney Hughes of Ellen Jane Bp. in parents' dwell- 

Jersey City ing. Parents spon- 


Joseph Corron Alfred 

Jane Burgher, his 

Ch. of above parents Nicolas 
Abraham Stewart Mathias 
Mary Ann Burger, Burger 

his wife 

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July 24. John Baker, mason, John Wil- 
April I. near Pt. Rich- liam 
Elizabeth Romer 
Aug. 34. William Wilson, re- Abraham The parents & gr.- 

1844. siding in N. Y. Noble parents, Abr. Noble 
Nov. 21. Catharine Ann 

1845. Noble, his wife 

Sept. 25. Jacob Fred. Jackie Maria 

1 841. at Factor3rville Catharine 
Jan. 25. Eva Maria Jackie 


b. Dec. 28. Emma 

1845. Amalia 

b. 1 6 Jan. All ch. of above Jacob 

parents Frederick 

Nov. 17. Mathias Swaim George Ab- The parents 

July I. Margaret Jane Eg- raham 
bert, his wife 

Nov. 20. James G. Britten George TJie parents 

June 17. Frances Oakley, his Washing- 
wife ton Oakley 

Nov. 23. John Mills of Moses The parents & gr.- 

July 19. Tompkinsville Newel mother Mrs. Mary 

Eliza Egbert, his Mills 


Nov. 23. Robert Johnston, Clara Hoi- The mother & her 

1842. seaman at Tomp- den sister Mrs. Jacob 
Nov. 26. kinsville Vanduzer 

Adalinb H ol d e n , 
1845. his wife 

b. 17 May. Same parents Robert Cl^de 

Dec. 30. Richard Conner, DewittChn- The parents 
April 20. Junr. . ton 

Ann Smith, his wife 
Feb. 5. Oliver Vanderbilt, James 
of Tompkinsville Oliver 
Elizabeth Morris, 
his wife 
Jan. 9. John Rathyen at Henry The parents & Henry 

1845. Port Richmond Gans 
Oct. 21. Anna Rothen, his 

1846. wife 

Feb. II. Thomas Holmes John Mer- Bp. at parents' house, 
1842. Egbert ril North side 

March I. Elizabeth Ann 
1845. Merril, his wife 

b. 14 June. Same parents Elizabeth 


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March 27. 

Nov. 25. 

April 8. 

Nov. 6. 

May 24. 

Sept. I. 


June 7. 
an. 25. 

April 2. 

Aug. 16. 
Jan. 18. 

Aug. 19. 

Oct. 2. 

Aug. 19. 

March 25. 

b. July 22. 

Aug. 30. 
July 21. 

Aug. 31. 
Jan. 23. 

Aug. 31. 
April 15. 

b. 22 Oct. 

Adam F u g e 1 of Maria Cath- 
Wurtemberg, arine Bar- 
Germany, now at bara 
Staten Island 

Catharine Shum, 
his wife 

T. O. Siersema, re- 
siding near Edw. 
Bodine's in the 

Meda Lenting, his 

William W i n a n t , George 
carpenter Henry 

Hannah Burger, Tyson 
his wife 

John Theo- The parents & John 
dore Siersema, unmd. 

Oliver R. Martin at 

Port Richmond 
Sarah Martin 

Robert Summers 

Susan Ann Still- 
well, his wife 

John Ferine, of 
New York 

Rebecca Jane 
Lewis, his wife 

James Romer 

Sarah Maria Lewis, 
his wife 

ChauncySt. The gr.-parents, Br. 

John T o h n & Priscilla 

Georg Cor- 




Mary Eliza- 

The gr.-mother, at 
whose house ch. was 


Same parents Thomas 

Alexander Boyd, Mary 

Rebecca McNab, 

his wife 
Abr. S. Egbert, 

Eliza Bird, his wife 
Wm. Vroome Georgianna 

Catharine Maria 

Egbert, his wife 
Jacob Arnold, shoe- MariaLouisa 

maker, & wife Su- 
san Ann^ late Bird 

nee Penne 

Bp. ait house of Mrs. 
Lydia Eebert, 

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2 8 Records of the United Brethren Congregation^ Staten Island^ N. V, [Jan., 

Oct. II. Paul Schmidt, lab- Jacob Ed- Parents & Jacob StoU 
April 12. orer, ward 

Catharine, his wife, 
both from Ger- 
b.Aprilaa. John Kirtche Henry The parents. Both 

Elizabeth these reside at Fac- 

Oct. 20. William Maines David Residing at North 

June 30. Ellen Baker, his Wooley shore 

Oct. 25. John V. Vanduzer, Sarah The parents & Sr. 

1845. Junr. Catharina Sarah Vanduzer 
Oct. 24. Frances Louisa 

Roff, his wife 
Nov. 4. Abraham Bodine James Ed- The parents, at whose 
Oct. 16. Abby Kinsy, his ward house at 4 comers 

wife the ch. was bap. 

Nov. 7. David Mersereau Marieta 
Oc t. 16. of Richmond Gifford,ist 

Anneke Lake, his ch. 
Nov. 22. Henry G. Clauder Ottelia Vir- Bp. in ch. on Sunday 
Oct. 15. Charlotte Eliza- ginia by her father 

beth, his wife 
Dec. 6. Williiam Julin, Catharine Bp. at house of An- 
July 6. sailor Maria thony Stewart 

Sarah Jane, his wife Stewart 
Dec. 6. Anthony Stewart George An- " " 

Oct. II. Mary " thony 

Feb. 5. Ernst Senne LouisaMar- Living at Northfield 

1 846. K i s s i n e Schiegel, garetha when baptism was 
Dec. 4. his wife Christiana administered 

April 4. John Mills of Tomp- Mary Eliza- 
kinsville beth Van- 

Eliza Ann Mills derbilt 

April 25. William Wilson, re- Grace Noble 

1846. siding in N. Y. 

Oct. 1 2. Catharine Noble, 
his wife 


July 23. Abraham Van- Sarah Eliz- 
lay — . duzer, residing at abeth 
Eliza Vanderbilt, 
his wife 

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Oct. 3. 
July 25. 

April 9. 

Jan. 13. 

April 23. 
March 6. 

July 30. 

Aug. 31. 

Aug. 3. 
June 7. 

Aug. 17, 

July 15. 

Sept. 17. 

Aug. 18. 

Sept. 28. 

June 8. 

Oct. 6. 
Aug. 22. 

Oct. 6. 

Nov. 28. 

Oct. 15. 
Sept. 20. 

Jan. 21. 

Dec. 24. 


Joseph Decker, 

Sarah Fitzgerald, 
his wife 

George Fritz at 

Anna Maria Wolf, 
his wife 

Peter Cozine 

Hanna Maria Van- 
derbilt, his wife 

John Biaron, form- 
erly of Easton, 
Pa., now at Pac- 

Caroline Weiden- 
miller, his wife 

Dominge of N. Y. 

Ellen, his wife 



Conrad Barton, Elisa- 
beth Schlect 

Mary Pris- 


Ellen Ma- 

John Rathyen of Anna 

Port Richmond 
Ann Rathyen 
Jacob Schneider, at Anna 

Pactoryville Emilia 

Maria Clara 

Isaac M. Brown Charles 
Mary Romer, his Henry 


Wm. Vroome, re- Maria 

siding at Quaran- Louise 

Catharine Maria 

Egbert, his wife 
Abrm. S. Egbert of Madora 

Eliza Bird, his wife 

Thomas Sharrott Thomas 
Mary Elizabeth Howard 
Voorhis, his wife 

Louis Geiser, Johannes 

Maria KoUman, his 

wife, natives of 

Germany, now at 

Pt. Richmond 

Bp. at parsonage in 
presence of the gr.- 
mother Mrs. Dun- 

Bp. at dwelling of Br. 
James Romer at 
North side 

Bothe these ch. bap. 
at the house & m 
the presence of their 

Sr.-mother Lydia 

The parents & gr.- 
mother Mrs. Mary 
Vanderbilt, at whose 
house ch. was bap. 

John Walter, single, 
the parents 

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April 8. 

Nov. 13. 

b. Jan. 29. 

Paul Schmidt of George 

Factoryville Sommers 

Catharine Schmidt Marks 



Adam Fugel 
Catharine Fugel 
These two ch. were bp. at D. Ref, 
by H. G. Clauder 
July 29. Ernst Senne, Amalia 

April 26. GesieneSenne^Ger- SophieMa- 
mans tilda 

. Bp. in D. Ref. Ch. at Pt. Richmond 
July 29. Theodore Siersema Frederick 
Meda Siersema Henry 
John Mills, carpen- Gilbert 

ter Tunis Eg- 

Eliza Ann Egbert, bert 

his wife, deceased 
Abraham S.Egbert, William St 
coachman, son of Clair 
John, residing at 
Eliza Bird, his wife 
Mathias Burger 
Hetty Vanderbilt, 
his wife 

The parents, George 
Sommers, Margt. 

The parents, John 
Schlect, Ros.'Kapp 
, at Pt. Richmond, 

A Ike Marg. Schiegel, 
Soph ie Lange, 
Louise Senne 

July 29. 



Sept 6. 

Dec. II. 

Sept 9. 
Aug. 3. 



Sept. 9. 
April 23. 

Oct 21. 

Aug. 29. 

Oct 21. 
Jan. 7. 

John Rathyen, 
Anna, his wife, 

Germans at Port 

Wm. Mains 
Ellen Baker, bis 

John Housman & Martha 

his wife Susan 

Ann [Hough- 

Abraham Bodine 
Abby Ann " 



The parents, Anna 
Reiners, mother, 
Anna Reiners, 

Residing near 4 Cor- 





Dec. 17. 

Aug. 24. 

b.June 30. 

b. Nov. 21 

Johann Fisher, 
Christina Rothfus, 

his wife, Germans 
Benjamin Lydle & Gilbert Os 

wife Ann, late borne 



Wm. Wallace 
All ch. of above 

parents MaryElisabeth 

This ch. & above one 
were bap. at bouse 
of Abr. Bodine 

The father & John 

Rothfus, singL 
Residing at Richmond 

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i9o8.) Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N. V. 31 

Dec. 24. John Johnson, boot Anna Maria Christian Block, An- 

1838. & shoemaker at na Mary Leating 

Jan. 31. Quarantine 

Adelaide Eggers, 

1850. his wife 

Jan. 7. Wm. Egbert at Joseph 

1843. Grantville 

May 17. Mary Ann Lake, 

1848. his wife 

b. March 6. Son of same parents Wesley 
both members of 
1850. our congregation 

March 31. Henry Prall of Port William 

1849. Richmond Henry 
Sept. 37. Elizabeth Neats, 

1850. his wife 

March 31. Wm. Neats at Port Lester Pal- 

1849. Richmond mer 

Sept. 27. Di Neats 

March 31. Anthony Stewart, Mary Alina 

1849. brush maker 
Nov. 25. Mary Stewart 

June 5. John Vanduzer Ellen 

1847. Louisa Roff, his Louisa 
Oct. 6. wife 

b. Dec. 24. Abrm. Vanduzer Sarah Eliz- Both these ch. bp. at 
Eliza Ann Van- abeth house of Sr. Sarah 

duzer Vanduzer at Tomp- 

1850. kinsville 
July 7. Christian Block Henry 

April 1 2. Rebecca Kniep, his Christn. 
wife Ludwig 

Aug. 1 1. Wm. B. Seawood at Eva Harri- The parents & Miss 

April 30. Pt. Richmond son Elizabeth H. Pal- 

Ann Neats, his wife mer of N. Y. 

Sept II. John Bieran of Fac- Elizabeth 

May 8. toryville 

Caroline Weidmul- 
ler, his wife 

Oct. 20. James B. Wood Henrietta 

Aug. 15. Emilv Britton, his 

Jan. 6. " Garrit Vroome, a single young man & [son of Chris- 
topher Vroom] Mana Housman Ais wife was bap- 
tized into the death of Jesus" 

Jan. ^o. Mathias Bureer, md., son of Mathias Burger & Han- 
nah, his wile 

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Nov. i8. 

Dec. 15. 
Aug. 30. 

Nov. 10 

Dec. 29. 

May 7. 

Jan. 12. 

July II. 

b. Nov. 3. 

Jan. 26. 

Sept 16. 

April 13. 

April 13. 


iune 21. 
an. 31. 
une 26. 

Sept. 16. 

b. July 7. 
June 29. 

Aug. 26. 

b. Sept. 12. 

b. April 28. 

b. Sept 18. 

Martha Hauseman, late Butler, nee Swaim, wid. 

iohn Christian, 
fargaret Ahrens, 
Germans at Port 

Sbn Simonson 
tharine, his wife 

John Schlect, 

Kosina Raff, his 
wife, Germans, 
near Factory ville 

John V. Egbert 

kllen [Simonson], 
his wife 

Same parents 


Catharine^ & 

Ellen, wife 

of John V. 

Catharine Paul & Cath. Schmidt 

Louisa Sid- 

John Sim- 

John DUringer, JohnHenry The parents, John 
miller Herman Km per, 

Nancy Lubers, his first mate on steam- 

wife er Washington, & 

Heinrich Ohl 

Christ op her Mary Ann 
Vroome & wife 

John V. Egbert Abraham 
Ellen Simonson Tunis 
John Oldfield, re- George 

siding in Troy, 

formerly in N. 

Martha Levinia 

Merril, hi^wife 
Same parents Egbert 

John Ilatsche & his Elizabeth 

wife, at Factory- Georgiana 

August Kiesele, Louisa 

Louisa Julia Dimp- 


t). July 22. 

All ch. of above 


Eliza Anna 

Elizabeth Schmidt, 
George Hatsche 

John Lambert, Eliza 
Schoenberg, George 
Louis D i m p f e 1 , 
Augustus Plessing, 
Elizabeth Dimpfel, 
Emilie Plessing 

(To be continued,) 

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iQoS.l The Knickerbocker Family, 33 


By William B. Van Alstyne, M.D. 

The Knickerbocker family of New York, rendered famous by 
the genins of Washington Irving, has never to our knowledge 
been printed in genealogical form. This we now endeavor to do 
for the first four or five generations. Pains have been taken to 
secure accuracy and authorities are given for most statements. 
Traditions are current in the family concerning its ori^n and 
history in Holland, but these the writer, not finding leisure to 
verify them, has omitted. He has encountered many early spell- 
ings of the name of the family, such as Knikkerbakker, Knikkel- 
bakker, and Knikkenbakker, but has adhered to the present 
spellings, Knickerbacker and Knickerbocker. Authorities differ 
as to t£e origin of the name Knickerbocker. William Arthur 
{Derivation of Family NameSy^. 177) derives it from knacker, a 
cracker, and backer, a baker; while Edward M. Smith {History of 
Rhinebecky N. K, p. 174) derives it from knikker, a marble, and 
bakker, a baker. Consensus of opinion favors the latter ex- 

Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker, the ancestor of the family, 
came to this country from Holland prior to 1683 and settled at 
Albany, N. Y. Occasionaly he added the termination Van Wie to 
bis name indicating that he came from Wie, the present Wyhe, a 
few miles south of Zwolle, in the Province of Overyssel, Holland. 

In 1683, Harmaen Jansz Knickelbacker and Lysbet Harmensz 
were members of the Dutch Reformed Church at Albany ( Year 
Booty igo4, of the Holland Society of New Yorky p. 5). 

On 6 May, 1684, Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker deeded land 
in Albany to Mews Hogeboom (Book 531, Public Records of Al- 
bany CoX On 2 June, 1688, Peter Schuyler received a grant of 
land in Dutchess County near Red Hook. In 1689 he sold one- 
half of one-fourth of the patent to Harme Gansevoort of Albany, 
the fourth laying north of a line due east from a point on the 
river opposite the south end of Slipstein Island, the small island 
north of Cruger's. On i May, 1704, Gansevoort sold his moiety 
to Harme Jans Knickerbocker. In 1722* Schuyler divided the 
upper fourth of his patent into thirteen lots, seven of which he 
deeded to Lawrence, Cornelius, Evert and Pieter Knickerbocker 
of Dutchess County, Anthony Bogardus of Albany, and Jannetje, 
his wife, Jan VosDurgh of Dutchess County, and Cornelia, his 
wife, sons and daughters of Harmen Janse Knickerbocker, late of 
Dutchess County, aeceased (Smith's History of Rhinebecky N, F., 
pp. 23, 80). 

In April, 1698, the Earl of Bellomont succeeded Fletcher as 
Governor; in July he made a joumejr in great state to Albany 
and Schenectady, staying two weeks in the former and two days 
in the latter place, " My Lady " accompanying him. Among the 

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34 The KfUckerhocker Family. [Jan., 

items of expense were ^^£,\ ijs. to Harme Janse Knickerbacker 
for his Waggen and horses to Shinnectady " (Jonathan Pearson's 
History of the Schenectady Patent^ p. 283). 

On 16 March, 1706-7, the brothers, Daniel and David Ketel- 
huyn "of the city of Albany," bought of Harme Janse Knicker- 
backer, "late of the county of Aloany," for one hundred and 
eighty-four pounds and ten shillings, "each one equall half of all 
that certain tract or parcel of land ... on the west side of 
Hudson's river above the land commonly called the Half Moon, 
bein^ about four English miles above the farm or boundary of 
Gemt Hendrickse, which said land begins at the kill or creek 
that runs into Hudson's river between the Wijhe Vlackje and the 
said Harme Janse's house, and from thence along the river, on 
the west side of Hudson'8 river, and strikes from the river west- 
ward into the woods on the south and along the north side of the 
said kill or creek so as the same runs until you come to the high 
hills, which said hills run along the fly of the Half Moon and 
stretch as far as Sarachtogue; and on the north side from the 
northern end of the said Stonje Island with a direct west line 
into the woods till you come to the said hieh hills aforesaid." 
On 20 March that year, Daniel Ketelhuyn sold his share in this 
tract to his brother David, for one hundred and one pounds and 
five shillings (Deeds, book P, No. 6, pp. 3, 41, in the ofiSce of the 
Clerk of Albany County). 

In 171 1 Harmen Knickerbocker deeded lands in the south part 
of Amenia, N. Y., to Cornelius Knickerbocker (Isaac Huntting's 
Little Nine Partners^ p. 366). 

The will of Harmen Jansen Knickerbacker "of Dutchess 
County, in Province of New York," was made 17 Jan., 1707-8, and 
recorded in Albany County Wills, Lib. i, p. 175. In it he men- 
tions wife Elizabeth and " my seven children," namely, Johannes, 
Lourens, Comelis, Evert, Peter, Jannetje Lansing, widow of 
Hendrick Lansing, junior, and Cornelia Knickerbacker; "eldest 
son Johannes." The will is written in Dutch and mentions real 
and personal estate. Executors: wife and sons Johannes and 
Lourens. Witnesses: Jan Ploeg and Pieter Pile. 

In 1723 the widow of Harmon Knickerbacker residing in 
Dutchess County was taxed five pounds and five pence (Smith's 
History of Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 45). 

I. Harmen Jansen^ Knickerbocker, m. about 1681, Lysbet 
Janse Bogaert, b. in 1659, in Holland, dau. of Jan Laurensen 
Bofi;aert and Cornelia Evertse. Jan Laurensen Boeaert with his 
wife and two children, seven and four years old, came from 
Schoonderwoerd, a town in South Holland, in the ship Spotted 
CoWy 16 April, 1663, and it is probable that Lysbet was bom there. 
Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker died prior to 1722, and his widow 
was living in Dutchess County in 1723. All of their children 
were born in this country, probably at Albany, where the younger 
children were baptised. 

2 i. Johannes,* b. in the Colony of Rensselaerwyck; m. 19 

Oct., 1 701, at Albany, Anna Quackenbos. 

3 ii. Lourens, m. about 1707, Marike Dyckman. 

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4 iii. Jannetie, b. in the Colony of Rensselaer wyck; m. (i) 

22 March, 1704, at Albany, Hendrick Lansing, Jr.; 
m. (2^6 March, 1709, at Albany, Anthony Bogardus. 
iv. Cornells, bap. 2 Sept., 1688; spon.: Jacob Comelisz 
and Jannetje Tacobsz; d. y. 

5 V. Comeiis, bap. 6 Tan., 1692; spon.: Takel Dirksz and 

Aaltje Van Esch; d. 30 March, 1776, at Sharon, Conn.; 
m. about 1721, Johanna Schut. 

6 vi. Cornelia, bap. 21 July, 1695; spon.: Evert Van Esch 

and Cornelia Bogart; m. about 1715, Jan Vosburgh. 

7 vii Evert, bap. 3 Sept., 1609; spon.: Evart Ridder and 

Antje Ridders; m. 23 May, 1725, at Albany, Geertruy 

8 viii. Pieter, bap. 19 April, 1702; spon.: Wouter and Antje 

Quakkenbosch; m. 1725, Neeltjen Freer. 
2. JoHANNBS Harmbnssn' Knickbrbocksr (Harmeu Jansen'), 
m. 19 Oct, 1 701, at Albany, Anna Quackentx>s, dau. of Wouter 
Pietersen Quackenbos* and Neeltje Gysbertse. Johannes and 
his bride were bom and living in tne Colony of Rensselaerwyck. 

On 10 July, 1708, the Common Council of the city of Albany 
announced the conditions on which the eight plantations on the 
south side of Schaghticoke Creek would t^ assigned to the ap- 
plicants accepted by the corporation. Each farm, as determined 
by the municipal authorities, was to comprise twenty-five mor- 
gens, or fift^ acres, of low or meadow land under the hill by the 
creek, and five morgens, or ten acres, of upland, toward the said 
hilly and all to lie connectedly together in a tract. Twenty 
persons severally desired to be assigned one. In order to avoid 
partiality in the assignment of the plantations, the clerk of the 
Common Council was ordered to prepare eight billets, severallv 
bearing the number of the farm to be conveyed, and twelve blank 
ones, and place them in the mayor*s hat, and let each one draw 
one. which was accordingly done. Johannes Harmense Knicker- 
backer was a successful applicant (Arthur J. Weise's Swartwout 
and Ketelhuyn Chronicles^ pp. 543, 544). 

On 22 Nov., 17 12, Johannes Barentsen Bratt exchanged twelve 
morgens of land with that of Johannes Harmense Knickerbocker, 
that particular part of his farm, on the west side of Tamhenick 
Creek, for an equal quantity of land on the east side of that 
stream (above authori^, p. 553). 

12 Nov., 1709, Johannis Knickerbocker granted to Martin 
Dellemont five morgens of land at Schaghticoke (deed recorded 
1 Feb., 1 7 17-18, Public Records of Albany County, book 5, p. 386); 
22 Nov., 17 1 2, he panted to Daniel Ketelhuyn twelve morgens of 
land at Schac^hticoke (deed recorded i Feb., 1717/18*, above 
authority, book 5, p. 387); 2 July, 1735, he granted to Johannes 
Christianse eighteen morgens of lana on Anthony Kill, Albany 
Co. (deed recorded 22 Feb., 1782, above authority, book 10, p. 311), 

* Wouter Pietersen Qoackenbos of Albany, N. Y., m. (i) Neeltje Gysberts 
m. (2^ 4 Oct, 1696, at Albany, Cornelia Bogaert, dau. of Jan Lourensen Bogaer 
and Cornelia Evertse. 

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36 The Knickerbocker Family, [Jan., 

and 9 July, 1737, he deeded to Neeltje Bradt and John Schuyler 
land on the east side of Hudson River, in the Manor of Renssel- 
aerwyck (deed unrecorded). The following children were bap- 
tised at Albany: 

9 i. Lysbet,* bap. i Nov., 1702; spon.: Harmon and Lysbeth 

Knikkelbakker; m. 8 Feb., 1725, at Albany, Sybrant 
ii. Neeltie, bap. 30 Ttine, 1706; spon.: Wouter Quakken- 
bosch, Jr., and Neeltje Quakkenbosch; d, 1775, unm. 
Neeltje Knickerbacker of Schaghtakakock, Albany 
County, made her will 26 March, 1775; proved 9 Oct., 
1775, and recorded at Albany. In it she mentions 
Dirk T. Van Veghten and son Teunis, Cornelia, 
dau. of leenas Kip, and her brother Teunis, Annatje, 
wife of leenas Kip, and Annitje, wife of Lewis T. 
Viele, and her dau. Maria, Elezibeth, wife of John 
Fort, Neeltje, dau. of Harme Quackenbush, Annaitie 
Viele, dau. of Johannis Knickerbacker, and Margrita, 
dau. of Dirk T. van Veghten. Executors: Johannis 
S. Quackenboss and Dirck T. van Veghten (rernow's 
Calendar of Wills ^ p. 228). 

10 iii. Harmen, bap. 25 Dec, 1709; spon.: Kiliaan and Maria - 

Van Rensselaer; d. 18 Sept., 1768, at Schaghticoke; 
m. about 1745, Rebecca De Wandellar. 

11 iv. Wouter, bap. 19 Oct., 1712; spon.: Wouter and Cor- 

nelia Quackenbosch; d. 8 Aug., 1797, at Saratoga, 
N. Y.; m. 9 Jan., 1735, at Albany, Elizabeth Fonda. 

12 • V. Cornelia, bap. 21 Oct., 17 16; spon.: Antony and Jan- 

netie Bogardus; m. 29 Feb., 1744, at Albany, Teunis 
Van Vechten. 

13 vi. Johannes, bap. 24 March, 1723; spon.: Nicol.and Maria 

Groesbeek; d. 16 Aug., 1802, at Schagticoke; m. 17 
Feb., 1750, at Albany, Rebecca Fonda. 
3. Laurens* Knickerbocker (Harmen Jansen*), m. about 1707, 
Maryke Dyckman, b. about 1688, dau. of Johannes Dyckman* 
and Jannetie Viele. A curious chain of evidence leads to the 
location of Maryke Dyckman. She appears in 1724 at Linlithgo, 
N. Y., as Maritje, in 1731 at German town, N. Y., as Marike, in 
1 74 1 at Athens, N. Y., as Marytje, and in 1747 at Germantown, 
as Mariken, the full maiden name in no case being given, but on 

* Johannes Dyckman, b. 1662; m. Jannetie Viele, dau. of Cornells Cor- 
nelisen Viele and Suster, his wife, of Schenectady, the latter supposed to have 
been a Mohawk Indian woman. On 10 April, 1676, his mother bound him out 
to Major- Abram Staats (Notary Papers, vol. I, p. 5^6). He was son of 
Johannes Dyckman and Maria 6osyns. Johannes Dyckman had been " first 
clerk" to the West India Company, he came out in 165 1 and served as clerk 
and commissary at Fort Orange of Albany, but in 1655 was laid aside by 
insanity (Riker's History of Harlem, p. 54J). He d. in Sept., 1672, and his wife, 
Maria bosyns, in 1676. They had two children, Cornells, b. 1647, ^ho m. Jan- 
netie, dau. of Dirck Claessen Pottbacker and Wyntie RoelofiEs, and became the 
ancestor of the Bloomin^dale branch of the family, and Johannes, b. 1662. 
Johannes was son of Jons Dyckman and Aeltie Poulus Root of Amsterdam, 

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iQoSJ The Knickerbocker Family. 37 

S Oct., 1766, Domine Fryemont received into the membership of 
the Dutch Reformed Church at Red Hook, N. Y., from the 
church on the Platts "Louwrenz Knickerbocker and wife Maryke 
Dyk/' Extensive research shows only one other occurence of 
the name of Dyk, namely when Jacob the five months old son of 
'^Hannes and Engel Dyk" was baptised 19 April, 1738 at Athens. 
Hannes and Engel previously had children baptised at Linlithgo, 
but he is there called ''Johannes Dyckman, Jr." Therefore it is 
evident that Dyk is equivalent to Dyckman. On the 24 Feb., 
i733> Johannes Dyckman and Jannetje Dyckman, ''echtelieden," 
or married people, became church members at Linlithgo. Johan- 
nes Dyckman m. Jannetje, dau. of Comelis Comelisen Viele of 
Schenectadv, N. Y., and from her received land at the All Platts 
on which they lived but two years when the French and Indian 
massacre of 1690 happened. Comelis Comelisen Viele suffered 
great loss, for among the killed were his dau. Mary, the wife of 
Dowe Aukes, with her two children, and Mary Aloff, the wife of 
bis son Comelis; Amout Viele, his grandson, was carried off 
alive to be held a captive for three years, but his dau. Jannetje 
with her husband and child escaped to Albanv, later goin^ to 
Dutchess County, but in 17 15 removing to the Manor of Living- 
ston. Johannes and Jannetje Dyckman had a son Johannes, bap. 

II May, 1690, at Albany, who m. Engel , and left descendants , 

who settled at or near Linlithgo, N. Y., and a dau. named after 
her father's mother, undoubtedly bom on the All Platts prior to 
the massacre and destined to become the wife of Laurens 
Knickerbocker, singularly her full maiden name only appearing 
once and then under the the form of Maryke Dyk. 

In 1 7 15 Lawrence Knickerbocker was a member of a military 
company organized and under review at Oak Hill (Claverack^ 
N. y., Centennial^ p. 45). An oath of abjuration and fealty was 
required to be taken by office holder in Dutchess County in 1729. 
Lowerens Knickerbacker, captain, was one of the sieners (Ed- 
mund Piatt's History of Poughkeepsie, N, K, p. 24;^. In 1723 he 
was taxed eighteen pounds and eighteen shillings (Smith's 
History of Rninebeck^ N, K, p. 45). He was a justice in 1735 
(Piatt's History of Poughkeepste, N. K, p. 25). In 1750 he lived 
on Magdalen Island, an island in the Hudson River between the 
upper and lower Red Hook landings. The will of Elbert Har- 
mensen Lieverse of New York City, lime burner, dated 15 June, 
^7So» proved 11 Oct., 1752, and recorded in Abstracts of Wills at 
New York City, vol. 18, p. 196, mentions his "wife's niece 
Catharine, the daughter of Lourens Knickebacker of Magdalen 
Island." The relationship is explained by the fact that Elbert 
Harmensen Liverse's wife Catharina Bogaert, and Lourens 
Knickerbocker's mother, Lysbeth Bogaert, were daus. of Jan 
Laurensen Bogaert and Cornelia Evertse. Catharina Liverse 
stood as one of the sponsors when her niece Catherine was bap. 
19 Oct., 1731, at Germantown. In 1766 John Vosburgh and Cor- 
nelia- his wife, Lawrence Knickerbocker and Hans Jury Loundert, 
all of Rhinebeck precinct, in Dutchess County, of the one part, 
and Anthony Hoffman, of Kingston, Ulster County, and Zacharias 


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38 The Knickerbocker Family. [Jan., 

Hoffman of Rhinebeck, of the other part, agree to divide a 
certain tract of land Ijring adjacent to the south of the manor 
of Livingston^ apparently belonging to them in common (Smith's 
History of Rkinebeck, Jv. K, p. 80). Lrourens Knickerbocker 
and Maryke Dyckman had the following children but their order 
is unknown: 

14 i. Benjamin/ m. Aletteka Halenbeck. 

15 ii. John, b. 1710; d. 10 Nov., 1786; m. (i) about 1732, 

Jacomjmtje Freer; m. (a) 22 Feb., 1751, at Sharon, 
Conn., Jemima Owen. 

16 iii. Harmen, b. 1712; d. 19 Aug., 1805; m. (i) about 1737, 

Catrina Dutcher; m. (2) Elizabeth . 

17 iv. Elizabeth, d. 23 Ai)ril, 1793, at Dover Plains, N. Y.; m. 

about 1739, Gabriel Dutcher. 

18 V. Pieter, m. 17 Sept., 1742, at Kingston, N. Y., Marjerie 

Ben (Bain). 

19 vi. Cornells, m. about 1746, Bleanora Ben (Bain). 

20 vii. Jannetje (Johanneke), b. 5 Nov., 1721; d. 18 March, 

1799; m. 27 Dec, 1743, Silas Beldin. 

viii. tje, a daughter, bap. 17 Oct., 1724, at Linlithgo; 

spon.: Jan and Tyssje Decker. 

21 ix. Maritjen, m. 24 May, 1748, at Salisbury, Conn., Ruliff 


22 X. Catherine, bap. 19 Oct., 1731, at Germantown; spon.: 

Martinus Hofman and Cathryii Luysze; m. 17 Sept., 
1762, at Claverack, N. Y., William Van Alstyne. 
4. Jannetje' Knickerbocker (Harmen Jansen^), b. in the 
Colony of Rensselaerwyck; m. (i) 22 March, 1704, at Albany; 
N. Y., Hendrick Lansine, Jr., b. there, son of Hendrick Gerritsen 
Lansing* and wife Ly^>eth; m. (2) 6 March, 1709, at Albany, 
Anthony Boeardus, bur. there 14 April, 1744, son of Pieter 
Bogardus and Wjrn^e Comelise Bosch (dau. of Comelis Teunisen 
Bosch and Maritie Thomase Mingael). Children bap. at Albany, 
except Wyntje, who was bap. at New York City, as follows: 

23 i. Lvsbeth,' bap. 5 Aug., 1705; spon.: Johannes Knik- 

kelbakker ana Lysbeth Lansmg; m. 1722, Egbert 

ii. Wyntje, bap. i Sept., 17 10; spon.: Elbert Harmense 

and Trjmtje Van Brugh. 
iii. Mary a, bap. 10 Feb., 17 12; spon.: Johannes and An- 

netjen Knikkerbakker. 
iv. Pieter, bap. 21 May, 17 16; spon.: Pieter and Sara Van 

V. Cornelia, bap. 3 Aug., 17 18; spon.: Joannes Van Vegten 

and Susanna Bratt. 
vi. Cornelia, bap. 11 Oct., 17 19; spon.: Joannes and Anna 

Van Vegten. 

* Hendrick Gerritsen Lansing was son of Gerrit Fredericksen Lansing 
from Hassell, near Swoll» in Overyssell, Holland, and Elizabeth Hendricks, 
who m. id Wouter Van Den Uythof of Albany, baker. Van Den Uythof m. 
again 14 Oct., 169 1, Elizabeth De Lint, widow 01 Jacob Meesz Vrooman. 

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vii. Evert, bap. 10 June, 1722; spon.: Job. Schoonmaker 

and Wjmtje V. Vej^en; bur. 23 July, 1746, at Albany. 

viii. Anna, bap. 17 Feb., 1725; spon.: Jisse and Neelt 


5. CoRNELis* Knickerbocker (Harmen Jansen*), bap. 6 Jan., 

i6{>2, at Albany, N. Y.; d. 30 March, 1776, at Sharon, Conn.; m. 

jMior to 1722 Johanna Schut, probably dati. of Myndert Schut* 

and Sara Persen, bap. 7 March, 1697, at Kingston, N. Y. 

In 17 1 1 Harmen Knickerbocker deeded land in the south i^art 
of Amenia, N. Y., to Cornelius Knickerbocker, who in 1743 was 
living in Salisburv, Conn., on a farm which in 1748 he exchanged 
with Capt. John Spraeue for land on Gay street north of Sharon 
near a pond called Knickerbocker's Pond, now Beardslee Pond 
(Isaac Huntting's Little Nine Partners^ p. 366). 

A tax assessment in Dutchess County in 1723 shows that Cor- 
iielius Knickerbacker was taxed eleven pounds and eleven pence 
(Smith's History of Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 46). 

On 14 May, 1743, Cornelius Knickerbocker was one of the 
interpreters between the Indians Cabrickset and Tasawight, who 
were called to locate landmarks in the outline survey of Little 
Nine Partners made by Charles Clinton. In November Clinton 
and his men prepared to correct his Livingston "random line." 
They left the south bend of the Roelof Jansen for Nackawawick, 
the east end of the Livyigston line, and spent the night at Cor- 
nelius Knickerbocker's who lived in that neighborhood. Again 
Knickerbocker was of service by helping show the Indian bounds 
of Nackawawick (Huntting's Little Nine Partners^ p. 28V 
Children of Cornells Knickerbocker and Jonanna Scnut: 

i. Elisabeth,' bap. 7 Jan., 1722, at Kmgston, N. Y.; spon.: 
Jonas de Lon^e and Blandina Peersen. 
24 ii. William, m. Abigail . It is not proved that Wil- 
liam belongs to this family, but the birth of his two 
daughters in Sharon,. Conn., one being named Han- 
nah, are suggestive of such a connection, 
iii. Johannes, bap. 22 May, 1731, at Saugertis (Katsbaan), 

N. Y.; spon.: Martinus Hoofman.and Maria Schot. 
iv. Debora, bap. 18 Ap^^* '73^> asfed 9 months, at Athens, 
N. Y.; spon.: Hannes Knickerbocker and Jacomjm, 
his wife. 
V. Cornelia, b. 20 Feb., 1740; bap. at Athens; spon.: Phil. 
Kuntz and Mar. Lis., his wife. She may have m. 12 
May^ 1765, at Sharon, Conn., Josiah Pettit. Josiah 
Pettit of Sharon and Rebekkah Ford of Amenia, 
N. Y., were m. 27 Aug., 1767, at Sharon. 

* Myndert Schut m. before 16 Nov., 1691, Sara Janse Persen, dau. of Jan 
Hendricksen Persen and Annetje Matthys of Fort Orant^e, Albany. Annetje 
Matthvs was dau. of Matthvs Jansen Van Keulen and Margaret Hendricks of 
Fort drange and Esopus. Myndert Schut owned a patent north of Maiden in 
Ulster County. He was son of Willem Jansen Schut. 

William Jansen Schut of Shawangunk, N. Y., m. Grietie Jacobs. In his 
will dated 6 May, 1706, proved 4 June, 1722, and recorded at Kingston, N. Y., 
he left his son Myndert 100 gulden. 

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40 The Knickerbocker Family. [Jan., 

6. Cornelia* Knickerbocker (Harmen Jansen'), bap. 21 July, 
1695, at Albany, N. Y.; m. prior to 1716 Jan Vosburgh, son of 
Jacob Vosburgh and Dorothea Janse Van Aalsteyn. In 1723 he 
lived in Dutchess County and was taxed eleven pounds and 
eleven pence (Smith's History of Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 45). On 
17 Oct., 1724, Jan and Cornelia Vosburgh became members of the 
church at Linlithgo, N. Y.; on 7 Sept., 1753, they joined the Dutch 
Reformed Church of the Flatts, near Nether Rhinebeck, N. Y., 
and on 5 Oct., 1766, were received into the membership of the 
Dutch Reformed Church at Red Hook, N. Y. In 1732 Jan Vos- 
burgh was a supervisor in Kipsbergen, Dutchess County (Smith's 
History of Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 47). In 1755 John Vosburgh of 
the Precinct of Rhinebeck owned three slaves (above authority, 
p. 50)., 

Children of Jan Vosburgh and Cornelia Knickerbocker: 

i. Jacob,' b. 7 June, 1716; bap. 18 June, 1716, at West 
Camp, N. Y.; spon.: Peter and Gertroud Vosburg. 

25 ii. Catharine, m. 30 Dec, 1747, at Rhinebeck, Jacob 


26 iii. Dorothea, m. Volkert Witbeck. 

iv. Everth, bap. 1735, at Germantown, N. Y.; spon.: Everth 
Knickerbocker and Maria Decker. 

27 V. Marten, bap. 29 July, 1738, at Linlithgo; spon.: Reiger 

Schermerhom and Geertje Ten Eyck; m. 1766, (S>r- 
nelia Gilbert. 

7. Evert* Knickerbocker (Harmen Jansen * ), bap. 3 Sept., 1699, 
at Albany, N. Y.; m. there 23 Mav, 1725, Geertruy Vosburgh, 
dau. of Jacob Vosburgh and Dorothea Janse Van Aalsteyn. In 
1723 he resided in Dutchess County and was taxed seven pounds 
and seven pence (Smith's History of Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 46). In 
1755 Capt. Evert Knickerbacker of the Precinct of Rhinebeck 
owned a slave named Maria (above authority, p. 50). 

Children of Evert Knickerbocker and Geertruy Vosburgh: 

28 i. Elisabeth,' bap. 21 Aug., 1726, at Linlitheo, N. Y.; 

spon.: Lour. Knickerbocker and Cath. Vosburgh; m. 
12 June, 1747, at Rhinebeck Flatts, N. Y., Petrus 
ii. Dorothe, bap. 29 June, 1729, at Kinderhook, N. Y.; 
spon.: Martin Hofman and Catrina Vosburgh; m. ( i) 
9 Nov., 1750, at Germantown, N. Y., her cousin Peter 
Martense Vosburgh, son of Marten Vosburgh* and 
Eytje Van Buren. In the marriage record she is 
called "Carlotta," but this is evidently meant for 
Dorothea. On 21 Oct., 1757, "Peter Martense Vos- 
burgh and wife Dorothea Knickerbacker " joined the 
church at Linlithgo. She m. (2) before 1775 Dirck 
Wesselse Ten Broek, bap. i May, 17 15, at Albany; d. 
on his bowery and was interred in the family 

* Marten Vosburgh was baptised 31 Jan., 1697, at Albany; m. there 21 Oct., 
1719, E3rtje Van Buren, bap. 7 Nov., 1700, at Albany, dau. of Pieter Mar- 
tensen van Buren and Ariaantje Barents. Marten was son of Jacob Abraham- 
sen Vosburgh. 

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igo8,] The Knickerbocker Family. 41 

cemetery, eldest son of Samuel Ten Broek and Maria 
Van Rensselaer. Dirck Wesselse Ten Broek m. (i) 
28 Jtine^ 1743, at Kinderhook, Catharina, dau. of 
Leendert Conyn and Emmetje Tannetje Van Alen, 
and she was mother of his children. Dorothea 
Knickerbocker appears to have had no children by 
either of her husbands. ''Dirck Ten Broek and 
Dorothea Knikkebakker, his wife/' stand as sponsors 
for Dirck, son of Andreas Gardener and Barbel 
Schmity bap. 25 Dec, 1774, at Germantown* Ten 
Broek several times represented the manor of Liv- 
ingston in the Provincial Assembly. The Assembly 
of New York, under the Constitution, was composed 
of twenty-four members. They met at Kingston, 9 
Sept, 1777, and the following month were dispersed 
by the British troops. He was a member of this 
session, as also of the second, which was held at 
Poughkeepsie the year following. He continued to 
to l« Representative until 1783 {History of Albany 
and Schenectady Counties^ N. r ., Howell « Penney, 
P« 353)' The bowery of his grandfather, Dirck 
Wesselse Ten Broeck, with its tract of twelve hun- 
dred acres on the Roelof Jansen Kil, became his 
property, partly by inheritance from his father, and 
partly by purchase from the heirs of his uncle, 
Tobias Ten Broek (Ten Broek Genealogy^ p. 65). 
29 iii. Cornelia, bap. 10 June, 1733, at Linlithgo; spon.: Jan 
and Cornelia Vosburgh; m. 27 Feb., 1755, at Rhme- 
beck Platts, her cousin, Isaac Vosburgh, bap. 5 Sept., 
1731, at Kinderhook; son of Pieter Vosburgh* and 
EMrckie Van Aalsteyn. 
8. PisTSR* Knicksrbocker (Harmen Tansen^), bap. 19 April, 
1702, at Albany, N. Y.; bans registered 16 May, 1725, at Kings- 
ton, N. Y.; m. Neeltjen Freer, bap. 15 May, 1696, at Poughkeep- 
sie, N. Y., dau. of Abraham Freer and Bchie Willems Titsoort; 
m. 28 April, 1694, at New Paltz, N. Y. Pieter and his bride were 
residents of Dutchess County. 

Peter Knickabaker, labourer, was made a freeman in New 
York City 15 May, 1 740-1 (Burgher and Freeman of New York^ 
New York Historical Society Collections, 1885, p. 142). 

On 12 April, 1774, the Common Council of the City of New 
York ordered that "Peter Knickerbacker late a Cartman in this 

* Pieter Vosburgh was bap. 22 May, 1686, at Albany; m. there 18 Feb.. 
1717, his coosiD, Dirckie Van Aalsteyn, bap. 26 May, 1095, at Albany, dau 
of Lambert Jansen Van Aalsteyn and Jannetje Thomase Mingael. Pieter 
was son of facob Abrahamsen Vosburgh. 

Jacob Abrahamsen Vosburgh m. Dorothea Janse Van Aalsteyn, dau. of 
Tan Martensen, called "the weaver,** and Dirckien Hermans. Jacob and 
Dorothea Vosbure were amon^ the earliest church members at Linlithgo, N. Y. 
Jacob was son of Abraham Pietersen Vosburj^h, a carpenter and trader, and 
owner of a saw-mill on Wynant*s Kill, which he sold in 1674 to Wynant 
Gerritsen Van Der Poel. In 1654, Pierson states that Abraham sent down 1,500 

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42 Inscriptions in Milltown Cemetery , Southeast ^ N, V. [Jan., 

City who is old and Infirm and unable to follow the Business of 
carting be Appointed to the Office of an Inspector of Cord Wood 
for the Coenties Slip, in the Room and Stead of Cornelius Van 
Home, and he the said Peter Knickerbacker is hereby Appointed 
to the said Office Accordingly, and that before he enter upon the 
Duties of said Office, he first take an Oath for the Due Execution 
of the same." (Minutes of the Common Council of the City of 
New Yorky vol. 8, p. 24.) 

Pieter Knickerbacker and wife, Neeltie Freer, joined the 

church at Red Hook, N. Y., 30 Sept., 1775, with letters. Children: 

i. Elisabeth,* bap. 20 May, 1726, at Kingston, N. Y.; 

spon.: Gysbert a Berg and Jannetjen Knickerbocker; 

d. young. 

30 ii. Abraham, m. 28 Nov., 17J4, at New York Citv, Geer- 

truid Van Deusen. Abraham probably belongs to 
this family. 

31 iii. Harmen Jansz, bap. 13 Jan., 1734, at Kingston, N. Y.; 

spon«: fan Vosburg and Cornelia Knickerbocker; d. 
" 1802; ■ m. 1777, Susanna Basson. 
iv. Elisabeth, bap. 7 Jan., 1739, at Kington, N. Y.; spon.: 
Jacob Vosburg, Jr., and Dorothy vosburg; probably 
m. 5 Nov., 1757, at New York City (license dated 2 
Nov.), William Pasman. 

{To be continued.) 


Copied by Emma J. Foster and Julia R. Livingston. 

(Continned from VoL XXXVIII.» p. S77, of the Rbcord.) 

Marvin, Rachel, wife of Nath'l Marvin, d. Nov. 27, 1810, aged 

Elizabeth, wife of Ichabod Marvin, d. Apr. 18, 1845, in the 60 

year of her age. 
Morris, Minerva, wife of Jachin Morris, d. April 25, 1831, in the 

29 year of her age. ' 

Thomas C, son of Jachin & Minerva Morris, d. Oct. 10, 1853, 

M. 23 yrs., II mo., & 2 ds. 
Morehouse, Elizabeth, dan. of Andrew & Elizabeth Morehouse, 

d. July 22, 1819, aged 3 yrs., 3 mo. & 23 ds. 
Northrup, Irving, d. Dec. 6, 1846, aged 4 mo. & 20 ds. Child of 

Wm. C, & Agnes Northrup. 
Edwin, d. Dec. 9, 1846, aged 4 mo. & 23 ds. Child pf Wm. C. 

& Agnes Northrup. 
James, d. Oct. 4, 1855, aged 73 yrs., 2 mo. & 20 ds. 
Susan, wife of James Northrup, d. Apr. 6. 1849, aged 63 jrrs., 

I mo. & 14 ds. 
Edwin, son of James & Susan Northrup, d. Feb. 16, 181 2, J&. 

6 yrs., 18 ds. 

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igoS.] Inscriptions in Milltown Cewutery, Southeast, N, Y. 43 

Olmstead, Betsey, d. Sept. 29, 1836, in the 97 year of her age. 
Tames M., Bom July 8, 1817, Died Oct. 5, 1847. 
£^unice, wife of James M. Olmstead, Bom July 28, 1815, Died 

May I, 1848. 
Polly, wife of Judson Olmstead, d. Sept. 23, 1854, in the 49 

year of her age. 
Nathan, departed this life, March 27, 1836, aged 55 yrs. 
Sally, wife of Nathan Olmstead, d. Oct 29, 1854, aged 67 jrrs., 

10 mo. & 14 ds. 

Samuel H., son of Nathan & Sally Olmstead, d. Mar. 19, 1833, 

M. 21 yn., 10 mo. & 14 ds. 
Ebenezer, d. Nov. 24, 1855, aged 46 yrs. 
Paddock, David, d. June 21, 1818, aged 30 yrs. 

Electa, wife of David Paddock, d. Nov. 16, 1870, M. 76 yrs. 
Cjrrus, son of David & Electa Paddock, d. Sep. 10, 1838, aged 

23 yrs., 6 mo. & 10 ds. 
David, son of David & Electa Paddock, d. May 25, .1818, aged 

8 mo. & 1 1 ds. 
Miriam, My Mother, d. Apr. 27, 1823, aged 79 jrrs. & 1 1 mo. 
Anson, d. July ?, 1831, ae. 43. 

Lydia Lanfiffora, wife of Anson Paddock, Bom 1792, Died 1873. 
Emily C, dan. Judah & Jane Paddock, d. Oct. 2, 1828, aged 2 

yrs., 9 mo. & 5 ds. 
Isaac, departed this life, June the 22nd, 1817, aged 25 yts. 
Palmer, Daniel, son of Joseph & Lydia Palmer, d. Apr. 2, 1841, 

M. 6 3nrs., 5 mo. & 27 as. 
Penny, Darius, d. March 23, 1814, in the 42 year of his age. 
Piatt, William, d. May 26, 1839, aged 38 yrs., 5 mo. & 26 ds. 
Purdy, Martha, d. Dec. 14. 1844, aged 20 yrs. & 6 mo. 
Mary, d. Feb. 3, 1844, aged 22 yrs. & 7 mo. 
William E., d. Aug. 7, 1843,* aged 23 3rrs. & 10 mo. 
Raymond, Asa, d. March 31, 1846, aged 62 yrs., 3 mo. & 11 ds. 
Fanny, wife of Asa Raymond, d. Jan. 22, 1848, aged 60 jrrs., 

11 mo. & 16 ds. 

Rice, Edward, d. Nov. 6, 1826, M. 61 yrs., 4 mo. & 4 ds. 

Lucy, wife of Capt. Edward Rice, d. March 23, 1826, JE. 55 

jrrs., II mo. & 7 ds. 
Henry, son of Capt. Edward Rice, d. Mar. 29, 1826, M. 22 

yrs., I tnQ. & 29 ds. 
Lewis, d. July 11, 1849, *g®^ S3 T^s-f 3 tno. & 6 ds. 
Richards, Nathan, d. Feb. 15, 1839, aged 62 yrs. 

Cynthia, wife of Nathan Richards, d. Apr. 20, 1848, in the 72 

year of her age. 
Sally Betsey, dau. of Nathan & Cynthia Richards, d. Dec. 4, 

i844i af ed 29 jrrs. 
Ezra, d. Apr. 25. 1819, aged 68 yrs. 

Mary, wife of Moses Richards, d. July 4, 1868, M. 99 yrs. 
Moses, son. of David B. & Delia Richards, March 11, 1833; 

March 11, 1839. 
Moses, d. March 3, 1824, aged 63 yrs. 
Abigail, wife of Charles P. Richards, d. March 23, 1825, aged 

25 yrs. 

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44 Inscriptions in Milltown Cemetery ^ Southeast, N, K [J^ui., 

Rider, Nathan, d. Nov. 6, 1815, aged 25 yrs. 

Ritch, John W., d. Aug. 16, 1841, in the 67 year of his a^e. 

Catharine, wife of John W. Ritch, d. Dec. 2, 1833, in the 49 

year of her age. 
Delight, dau. of John & Catherine Ritch, d. Dec. 24, 1834, in 

the 26 year of her age. 
Roberts, Selina, d. Oct. 22, 1837, in the 18 year of her age. 
Rufus, d. Aug. 10, 1825, aged 31 yrs. 
Benjamin, d. Nov. 16, 1823, aged 62 jts. & 8 mo. 
Ruben, son of Benjamin & Abigail Roberts, d. March 12, 

1814, aged 18 yrs. 
Rockwell, Reuben, d. June 26, 1849, aged 80 yrt., 7 pio. & 21 ds. 
Cumphy, wife of Reuben Rockwell, d. Dec. 16, 1820, aged 50 

yrs., 10 mo. & 26 ds. 
Esther, wife of Reuben Rockwell, d. Sept. 4, 1838, aged 59 

yrs., 8 mo. & 22 ds. 
Rufus, d. Nov. 19, 1838, aged 26 yrs., 3 mo. & 21 ds. 
Clarissa, d. Oct. 27, 1818, aged 23 yrs. & 19 ds. 
Rowland, Sophia, d. Aug. 6, i8so, agea 19 jrrs., 10 mo. & ao ds. 

Hezekiah, d. Apr. 29, 181 9, aged 60 yrs., 3 mo. & 20 ds. 
Russell, Ransom S., son of Ransom & Eunice Russell, d. Oct. i, 

1832, aged 4 yrs. 
Sanford, Ahaz, son of Hezekiah & Betsey Sanford, d. July 21, 

i^i3> SLged 24 yrs. & 6 mo. 
Hezekiah, Esq., d. March 18, A.D. 1834, aged 72 yrs., 2 mo. & 

12 ds. 
Zalmon, Esq., d. Apr. 30, 1809, aged 41 yrs., 8 mo. & 23 ds. 
Betsey, wife of Hezekiah Sanford, d. Aug. 22, 1844, aged 82 

3rrs., 9 mo. & 12 ds. 
Sears, Seth, d. Aug. 2, 1809, in the 73 year of his age. 

Mary, wife of Isaac Sears, d. Apr. 11, 182 1, aged 30 yrs. 

Isaac, son of Isaac Sears, d. Jan. 21, 1823, aged 2 yrs. 

Comfort, d. Dec. 24, 1827, aged 76 yrs. 

Eunice, wife of Comfort Sears, d. Jan. 23, 1839, aged 84 yrs. 

David H., d. Sept. 26, 1830, aged 35 jrrs., 11 mo. & 7 ds. 

Isaac, d. Oct. 27, 1839, aged 67 yrs., 8 mo. & 25 ds. 

Priscilla, wife of Isaac ^ars, d. Oct. 18, 185 1, aged 72 yrs., 10 

mo. & 91 ds. 
Samuel, d. Oct. 10, 1833, in the 57 year of his age. 
Phebe, dau. of Samuel & Phebe Sears, d. Apr. 6, 1819, aged 

20 yrs. 
Deliverance, dau. of Samuel & Martha Sears, d. Sept. 25, 

1 81 9, aged I vear. 
Benjamin, d. March 12, 1827, aged 90 years. 
Mary, wife of Benjamin Sears, d. May 26, 1814, aged 73 yrs. 
Heman, d. Aug. 18, 181 7, Aet. 50. 

Knowles, Capt., d. June 10, 181 7, in the 70 year of his age. 
Seth & Rheumamah, The Graves of, he died May i, 1819, ^. 

48, she died Dec. 9, 1813, ^. 31. 
Ann Ophelia, dau. of Geo. E. & Mary Jane Sears, d. Aug. 31, 

1 841, aged 4 yrs., 9 mo. & 24 ds. 
Selleck, Isaac, d. May i, 1828, Aet. 66 yrs. 

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1908.] Inscriptions in Milltown Cemetery, Southeast, N,Y, 45 

Selleck, Betty, wife of Isaac Selleck, d. Apr. 29, 1820, Aet. 51 jrs. 
Lucretia, dau. of Isaac & Betty Selleck, d. May 10, 182 1, 
Aet. 32. 
Smithy Nancy, Bom April 21, 1788, Died March 15, 1850. 
Stevens, Demmon, d. March 4, 1848, aged 61 yrs., 10 mo. & 26 ds. 
Rachely wife of Demmon Stevens, d. Jan. 17, 187 1, aged 80 
3rrs., 5 mo. & 21 ds. 
Swords, Lebbeus, d. Oct. 20, 1848, M, 79 vrs. & 4 mo. 

Ruanah, wife of Lebbeus Swords, d. July 9, 1835, in the 70 

year of her age. 
Eleanor G., dau. of Lebbeus and Ruamah Swords, d. Aug. 14, 
1846, apred 35 yrs. 
Townsend, Mary, dau. of Nancy Townsend, d. Aug. i, 1834, aged 
18 jts. & 8 mo. 
Phebe, wife of Alonzo Townsend, d. Nov. 23, 1845, aged 
36 yrs. 
Trowbridge, Cornelia Ann, dau. of Phineas B. & Sally B. Trow- 
bridge, d. Aug. 6, 1848, aged 17 3nrs., 4 mo. & 5 ds. 
George P., son of Phineas B. & SaJly B. Trowbridge, d. Apr. 

15, 1845, aged 4 yrs., 8 mo. & 26 ds. 
William Henry, son of William C. & Mary E. A. Trowbridge, 

d. Jan. 12, 1840, aged 3 mo. & 28 ds. 
William, son of Wflliam C. & Mary E. A. Trowbridge, d. 
March 10, 1849, aged 5 mo. & 15 ds. 
Turner, Mary, dau. of James & Betsey Turner, d. June 14, 1835, 

aged 15 yrs. & 4 mo. 
Wanzer, Silvia D., wife of Henry B. Wanzer, d. Sept. 3, 1862, aged 

24 ]n*s., 3 mo. & 13 ds. 
Warring, Peter, d. Tune 27, 1849, aged 67 vrs., 6 mo. & 3 ds. 

Esther, wife of Peter Warring, d. July 16, 1831, Je. 44 yrs., 
7 mo. 
Webb, Charles, son of Abraham & Polly Webb, d. Jan. 26, 1823, 
aged 10 yrs., i mo. & 21 ds. 
Abraham, d. Sept. 25, 1856, aged 76 yrs., 5 mo. and 12 ds. 
Weed, Ithamar, Esq., d. Apr. 30, 1829, aged 73 yrs. 

Delight, wife of Ithamar Weed, Esq., d. Sept. 28, 1844, aged 

83 yrs. 
Mary, dau. of Hart & Roxanna Weed, d. Feb. 14, 1807, aged 

I yr., also David, d. Dec. 2, 1808, aged 5 ds. - 
Polly, dau. of Ithamar & Delight Weed, d. Feb. 2, 1819, aged 

30 3^s. 
Elizabeth, d. Mav 8, 1832, JE, 3 3rrs., 10 mo. & 4 ds. 
William H., d. March 9, 1833, JB. 2 yrs., 9 mo. & 14 ds. 
Pamela, d. Jan. 24, 1833, JB, 11 mo. & 4 as., three children of 

Hcndrick & PoUv Weed. 
Wm. Henry, son of Hendrick & Polly Weed, d. Sept. 26, 1828, 

JE, 2 yrs., 7 mo. & 17 ds. 
Pamela, d. Feb. 16, 1809, in the 31st year of her age. 
Wooster, George, son of John R. and Sally Wooster, d. July 23, 
1829, JE, 2 yrs., II mo. & 7 ds. 
Elizabeth Malvina, dau. of John R. & Sally Wooster, d. Dec. 
14, 1840, aged 7 yrs., 3 mo. & 17 ds. 

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46 New York Gleanings in England. [Jan., 

Wooster, Laura, wife of Sylvanus Wooster, d. July 19, 1 813, aged 

young, Archibald, d. May 14, 1822, aged 4a yrs. 

Ava P., dau. of Archibald & Sophie C. Young, d. Sept. 29, 

1819, aged I yr., 3 mo. & 14 ds. 
Eber, Bom July 4, 1798, Died Dec. 11, 1844. 
Elkanah, son of Eber & Minerva Young, Bom July 16, 1832, 
Died March 21, 1835. 

Including " Gleanings,** by Henry F. Waters, not before printed. 

30 Little RntteU St., W. C. London. 

(ContiniMd from Vol. XXXVIII.. p. 106 of the Rbcord). 

George Forrester of the City of New York, Mariner. Will 4 
August 1748; proved 14 February 1750/51. To William Holt of 
New York, Vmtner, my friend and executor, all shares in the 
Sunderland^ man of war, and the Antelope^ privateer of New York. 
Witnesses: Charles Gilmore, Peter van Vechter, John Bryant. 

Busby, 45. 

John Rush of New York in America, Hatter, and by God's 
grace shall return thither again. Will 13 May 1743; proved i 
June, 1743. To my wife, now at New York, all my wearing 
Apparell and Utensils and Stock in Trade that is now in my 
possession in London, except the hatboxes, they to be sold and 
the money to be sent her with £,\o value in copper halfpence. 
To Edward Daniel of Redmaid Lane, County Middlesex, Cooper, 
;^2o. Rest to my son John and daughter Sarah when ai. Ex- 
ecutor: said Edward Daniel. Witnesses: Ann Way, James Bum, 
John Perry. Boycott, «o8. 

Margaret White of East Greenwich, county Kent, Spinster. 
Will 5 June 1766; proved 12 January 1767. All mjr copyhold 
lands and Estate in Manor of Ealing otherwise 2^1ing, county 
Middlesex, to my nephew Thomas White, son of mv late deceased 
Brother, Thomas White of Serjeants Inn, Esq. If he dies with- 
out any issue, I eive the said estate to my Nephew and two 
Nieces, children of my late deceased Brother Francis White, who 
are now living in New York in North America. To my servant 
Martha Hopton, all my clothes, and £,20. To my nephew 
Thomas White, and Joseph Blisset £,fiOo Old South Sea Annuity, 

Sart of ;^8oo standing in my name, in trust for my said servant 
[artha Hopton. Residue and all reversions to said nephew 
Thomas White, now living in Southampton. Executors: Nephew 
Thomas White and Mr. Joseph Blisset of Six Clerks Office, 
London, gentleman. Witnesses: A. Mole, Andw. Hatt, Walter 
Vincent. Legard, 31. 

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Enoch Stephenson, City of New York, Province of New York 
in America. Will 3 Febuary 1735/6; proved i December 1753, 
To my wife Catharine Stephenson, all my jewels, household 
goods, Negro Slaves, namely Maria and her son and daughter, 
Quaco and Sarah, Qua a negro Boy and Cato a negro girl. All 
the rest and residue of my estate real and personal to my wife 
Catherine Stephenson, and my children, viz: Enoch, Catherin, 
Isabella, John, and Richard, and to such child or children as may 
hereafter be bom to me, share and share alike. If I die in New 
York, my executors to call in all my estates and to sell the house 
I botight of John Price, situated on Port Royal, Jamaica, and also 
two Lots of land I bought of David Jemison m Kin^ Street in 
Eastward part of New York. Executors and Guardians to my 
children: my wife Catherine, my brother Pennington Stephenson, 
at present residing in England, Peter Valet and Joseph Robinson, 
both of New York, merchants, and if my children should go to 
Jamaica during their minority, I appoint my friend Colin. Eawin 
Sandys their guardian there. Witnesses: Gul** Verplanck, Ab- 
raham Van Home, Junr., Willm. Hewtin. Searle, 325. 

Susannah Thumam, widow and relict of Francis Thumam, 
late of the City of New York, America, Merchant, deceased. 
Will 23 August 1758; proved 26 January 1760. To my daughter 
Elizabeth Thumam all my wearing apparrell; if she die m in- 
fancy, between my two sisters in law, IShzabeth, wife of Nicholas 
Roosevelt, and Grertrug Thumam, that is the silks and Linen, the 
calico and stuffs, to my Aunts Agnis Lockwood, wife of Joseph 
Lockwood, half, Grace Williams, wife of William Williams, one 
quarter, and Sarah Brown, wife of Isaac Brown, one quarter. 
My fee simple estates in England or America as follows: one 
half to my son Richardson Thumam, and one half to my daughter 
Elizabeth. In case of death of both children without issue, I 
give four equal fifth parts to Brothers and sisters in law, Ralph 
Thumam, John Thumam, Elizabeth Roosevelt, and Gertrug 
Thumam, and the remaining one fifth to my Uncle and Aunts, 
Joseph Lockwood, Grace Williams, and Sarah Brown. My leases 
m the City of London or elsewhere in England to my executors 
in trust for my son and daughter. Executors: Brother in law 
John Thurnam, of City of New York, Merchant, Nicholas Roose- 
velt, of the said City, Goldsmith, and Dirck Schuyler, of said 
City, Merchant. Witnesses: Thomas Pettit, Abraham Bussing, 
John McKesson. Proved by John Thumam, reserving to the 
other executors. Lynch, 40. 

Mary Boudinot, living in parish of St. Giles in the fields, 
Middlesex,. Spinster. Will 9 July 171a; proved 26 May 17 16. 
To poor of the French Church called Greek Church one guinea. 
To my nephew Elias Boudinot, living in New York, one guinea, 
and to all his brothers and sisters one guinea each. To John 
Belin my nephew and to his daughter who is at Rotterdam one 
guinea. To James Belin, son of Allard Belin, my nephew, de- 
ceased, one guinea. To Mary Belin, my grandniece, daughter of 
Mr. James Belin and Jane Montague, the rent of 38 livres Tour- 

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48 New York Gleanings in England, [Jan., 

nois French money upon a house at Marons Boat in the Province 
of Xaintonge in France, To my grandnephew Allard Belin, mer- 
chant in London, and to his sister Jane Mary Belin, £,(io each. 
Residuary Legatee and Executrix: My grandniece and god- 
daughter Mary Belin, daughter of Mr. James Belin. Witnesses: 
Stephen Brigand, Anthony Sion, Isaac Delpech, Not. Pub. 171 2. 
This is truljr Translated out of French by me Isaac Delpech, 
Notary Public. Fox, 92. 

Gilbert Burnet, Esquire, now in London, Eldest son of William 
Burnet, late Governor of New York, deceased. Will 17 June 1762; 

{)roved 21 June 1762. To my friend, Mrs. Jane Walton of Scot- 
and Yard, Westminster, Spinster, all Interest Money now due to 
me in Holland and America, or elsewhere, and all my personal 

estate. To my son Thomas Burnet, now Apprentice to Mr. , 

Apothecary, all the rest and residue of my real estate. Executrix: 
said Jane Walton. Witnesses: Manuel lelees, Richard Lovett, 
Tolson Banting. St. Eloy, 234. 

Peter Wraxall, at present residing in City of New York. Will 
10 September 1759; proved 13 February 1762. To my honoured 
father and friend Mr. John Wraxall of Bristol in England ;^20. 
To my sister Mrs. Ann Wraxall, by my father's first wife and my 
own mother, £,\oo. To my sister Mrs. Mary Wraxall of Bristol 
;^5o. If Ann die before my decease, ;^3oo of the above £^oo to 
my niece Elizabeth Wraxall, daughter of my Brother Richard 
Wraxall, ;^ioo to my said sister Mary. To my friend Sir William 
Johnson, Baronet, ^20. Life and Death are the indubitable 
appointments of a Wise Righteous, and Benevolent God. To his 
Mercy through the intercession and merits of my Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ, I comitt my soul and my most beloved wife 
and friend. I desire I may be buried without any kind of Ex- 
pense which may border upon Ostentation. Executrix and 
Residuary Legatee: Wife Elizabeth Wraxall. Secretary's Office 
New York, 10 September, 1759. Anne Devisme, John Watts, 
and Beverley Robinson, make oath to truth of depositions ana 
Elizabeth Wraxall is granted execution. [Signed] Geo: Banyar. 
Anne Devisme, wife of Peter Devisme being a sister of Elizabeth 
Wraxall, relict of Peter Wraxall. St. Eloy, %^. 

Sir Henry Moore of the Island of Jamaica, Bart, at this time 
his Majesty's Governor in Chief of the Province of New York in 
North America. Will 11 April 1769; ijroved 7 June 1770. All 
my estates, real and personal in Jamaica and Great Britain, to 
Penry Dawkins, Esquire, of Standlinch, County Wilts, Edward 
Morant, Esquire, of Pilewell, County Hants, Edward Long, 
Esquire, of Jamaica, sole Judge of the Court of Vice- Admiralty 
in that Island, and John Gordon, Senior, of St. Mary's parish, 
Jamaica, practitioner in Physic, in trust to pay my debts, and 
then to my wife Catharina Maria Moore ^600 per annum out of 
my estate of Moore Hall, parish of St. Mary, as by marriage 
indenture of 11 January 1750/51, and at her decease to my child, 
John Henry Moore, and his heirs. To my daughter Susanna 

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Jane, now wife of Captain Alexander Dickson of H. M. i6th 
Kegiment of Foot, ;^3ooo. Residue to my^said son, whose guar- 
dian I appoint my wife Catharina Mana Moore. Witnesses: 
Pransis Child, Robt. Hull, Phil. Livingston, Junior. 

Jenner, 237. 

Christopher Billop, prisoner in the Fleet prison in the parish 
of St. Brides in the City of London, gentleman. Will 25 April 
1724; proved 24 April 1725. My plantation in Bentley and Manor 
of Bentley and Mansion house, etc, in province of New York, 
upon Stratton Island I give to my daughter Mary, now wife of 
the Reverend William Skinner, Clerk, for life, and then to her 
heirs Male, in default to Christopher Farmar, second son of my 
son in law Thomas Farmar, he to pay ;^2oo New York money to 
every daughter of said Mary Skinner, daughter Mary to leave 
to Christopher or whoever inherits, five good Feather beds, 
sheets, etc, curtains, and Vallences, pewter and woden ware for 
six people, Table linen, 5 pair Iron Dogs, five shovells and Tongs, 
five Chambers, Table in each romms. Seats used in that Country, 
Utensills for Dairy of ten Cows, Casks in Cellar for Cyder, four 
horses, six oxen fit for ploughs, ploughs, harness, etc, ten Milch 
Cows and Calves, three steers of three years old, four of two 
years, four Heifers of two years, ten yearlings a Bull of two years, 
ten Hogs of 12 months^ two Sows and a Soar, 100 ewes and a 
Ram, Ten weathers of two years, and , whoever inherits 

to take the surname [sicj of Billop without the mixture or ad- 
dition of any other Surname whatever. If Christopher dies, to 
Thomas Farmar, third son; if he dies, to Brook Farmar, fourth 
son; if he die, to Robert Farmar, fifth son; if he die, to Samuel 
Farmar, sixth son; if he die, to William Farmar," seventh son. 
My plantation near Rareton River, known as Junions Land in 
province of New York to my daughter Anne Farmar, wife of 
said Thomas Farmar, and her heirs male excepting Jaspar Far- 
mar, eldest son of said son in law Thomas Farmar, to whom I 
«ve only^^2o. Out of money due t m me from Sr Alexander 
Kigby's, ]^t, estate late deceased, amounting bv this time to 
;^S2oo, I give to Mr. James Fittar of London, Merchant, ^^200, 
and to my Nephew Thomas Billop of Deptford, county Kent, 
;i^Soo. To said William Skinner, clerk, ;i^soo. The residue after 

$ayment of my debts to the younger children of Thomas Farmar. 
^o my Neice Hannah Booth, ^^50. Executors: James Fittar and 
Nephew Thomas Billop. Trustee: William Skinner. Witnesses: 
Tho. Frank, Wm Abell, Wm Abbott, John Baker, Edward Games. 
Memorandum 16 May 1724, Whereas but ;^2o given at first to 
Hannah, made £^$0 by testator. Witnesses, ditto. 

Romney, 80. 

Thomas Cooper of the parish of Matfellon als. White Chapel, 
county Middlesex, also Citizen and Merchant taylor of London. 
Will I February 1714/15; proved i February 1715/16. To my 
Brother Robert Cooper ^^125, a silver cup and silver poringer, 
also 15 shares in the Company for Smelting F written "selling" 
in first entries] down Lead with Pit Coal and iSea Coal, and after 

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his decease 5 of the shares to Thomas Prigg, son of Robert and 
Anne Prigg, and 5 to Mary Payne his sister, wife of John Payne; 
also I give to him all money owing to me from John Fisher, 
Doctor in Colchester. To Thomas, son of Robert and Anne 
Pri^g, deceased^ 10 shares in aforenamed Company. To George 
Whitehead ^5. To Thomas Pistow, Esquire, Hatter, £%o. To 
Martha Collier, Wife of William Collier, Butcher, ^lo. To 
Elizabeth Bowing, wife of Edward Bowing of Boram, £^^. To 
Ann Wilkinson, my servant, Xs. To Thomas Pitstow, Esquire, 
and Mary Payne £,\o. To John Knight ^^lo. all my shares in 
the said Company for Smelting down Lead and all my interest in 
the New Pensilvania Company, and all the rest and residue of 
my estate in England and New Yorke and East and West Jersey 
in America to Thomas Pitstow and John Knight, in trust for 
Mary Payne, wife of said John Payne. Executors: Thomas 
Pitstow and Mary Payne. Witnesses: Tho. Butler, Daniel White, 
Susanna Butler. Proved by the aflSrmation of the executors. 

Fox, 22. 

Ann Crookston, of the parish of Saint George in the East in 
the County of Middlesex, widow. Will 10 September 1750; 
proved 23 February 1753. To Eldest Son, Samuel Crookston of 
feast Ham, Essex, Shipwright, i^. To youngest son, John Crook- 
ston; now at Eastchester beyond the Seas, 1^. Rest to Grand- 
daughter, Mary Ann Goadby, of St. George's, Spinster, executrix. 
Witnesses: Jane Armin, Jas Bennett. 

Commissary of London, 

Register No. 77 (i753-i754-) 

William Mountgomery, late of New York. Will i September 
1799; proved 16 July 1782. To loving friend, Margaret Mount- 
gomery, daughter ot Samuel Mountgomery, Merchant in Armagh, 
^50., if Mr. Andrew Thompson of Newry in Ireland has not 
paid the same, but if paid [not written above, sic] to trustees, etc. 
To Cousin, William Mountgomery, son to Mr. John Mount- 
gomery, my silver watch, and after my brother Joseph, and 
James 2 bonds given up remaining part of rent and personal 
estate (except moities are in Mr. Lightbodys) to four brothers, 

iohn and Joseph, James and Robert Montgomery. If I die in 
Ir. Lightbodys* house, to Elizabeth Lgihtbody best bed etc. 
To Mrs. Agnes Lightbody 100 dollars, looking glass, candlestick, 
etc. To Margaret Mountgomery, daughter to Samuel Mount- 

fomery, merchant in Armagh, my chinen bowel, not tricked, and 
iamond ring. Executors: Brothers, James and Robert Mount- 
gomery. Witnesses: William Edmondson, Gabriel Lightbody. 
Will of said William Mountgomery, formerly of New xoxVy but 
late of Newingdon Precinct in America. Proved by brother 
James of Armagh, executor, reserving to Robert. 

Prerogative Court of Ireland, 

Will Book No. 98 (1782), folio 68. 

( To be continued,) 

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1908.] The Skillmans of America and Their Kin. 5 1 


By William Jones Skillm an, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(Continaed from VoL XXXVIII., p. 302, of Thb RbcordJ 

99. Peter* Skillman (Gerardus,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. March 5, 1787; d. April 29, 1831; m. Rebecca, dau. 
of Simeon Smith of near Mt. Airy, Hunterdon Co., N. J., (b. 
Oct. 13, 1783; d. Jan. 7, 1866); lived in Princeton. Children 
there bom and reared, and the graves of nearly all are in the 
cemetery of that old college town. 

i. Ira,* b. 1807; d. May i, 1835; m. Abigail . Had 

one dau., Irena Rebecca, d. Dec. 8, 1835, ae. 3 mos. 
and 8 ds. 
ii. Jared, b. 1810; d. Oct. 30, 1845; ™- Eleanor, dau. of 
Thomas Benham, blacksmith, Princeton. Had: Re- 
becca, b. Nov. 10, 1844; d. Jan. 27, 1857. Widowed 
mother m. (2) Abraham Skillman (see No. 139), just 
returned from Ohio, where his first wife, Harriet 
Wainwright had d. in 1841, leaving six children; 
three more, Sarah, Daniel and Alice A. (now widow 
of George B. Carson, Somerville, N. J.) were added, 
iii. Charles, b. Tan. 23, 1812; d. May 7, 1855; m. Catharine, 
dau. of Thomas C. Thompson, of the old Mill at 
Kingston (see No. 8), then of Scudder's Mills, Maple- 
ton (Aqueduct Mills). Had: i. Fred'k V. D.,b. July 
13, 1844; enlisted Oct. 16, 1861, Comp. B, 1st N. J. 
V. I.; discharged for disability from wounds March 
20, 1863; m. April 25, 1878, Sarah F. Renwick; Real 
Estate and Insurance, Jersey City. 2. Emma, b. 
June 7, 1866; m. Benjamin Spicer. 

iv. Peter, b. 181 4; d. Oct. 3, 1847; m. Jane . Had: i. 

Howard, b. Jan. 30, 1842; d. inf. 2. Ira, b. Sept. 19, 
1844; d. young. Graves by their father's in Prince- 
ton cemeterv. 
V. Maranda, b. May 26, 1817; d. 1839. 
vi. Eliza H., b. 1819; d. Dec. 17, 1890; m. James C. Builce; 
d. Dec. I, 1884. Had: i. William E., b. Oct. 2, 1850; 
druggist, Princeton; m. Kate W. Early, b. March 25, 
1854; one son, Charles Lozier, b. Sept. 2, 1877; wife, 
Marian L. Turner, Brooklyn, N. Y., and their son, 
William L., b. Nov. 26, 1906. 2. James E., b. Aug. 9, 
1854; d. Feb. 23, 1904; Saving Bank, Princeton; m. 
Annie Potts, Baltimore, b. Dec. 29, 1863; two chil- 
dren, Edmund P., b. Aug. 8, 1887, and Mary Early, 
b. May o, 1890. 
vii. Rebecca, b. 1823-4; d. April i6, 1835. 
viii. Jacob Van Dyke, b. 1825; named for a maternal uncle; 
d. 1873, * farmer at Carlyle, Clinton Co., 111. During 

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52 The Skiilmans of America and Their Kin, [Jan., 

the Civil War he and wife (no children) lived in St. 
Louis; she from Baltimore originally. Widow re- 
turned to St. Louis, 
loo. Gerardus* Skillman (Gerardus/ Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. 1701; d. Dec. 28, 1864; m. (i) Mary Christie, d. Dec. 
19. 1830; m. (2) Lydia Applejp^ate (b. 1813; d. May 18, 1877). One 
of the best known citizens of Princeton, leading baker and con- 
fectioner there all his life; name Gerardus from Beekman 
ancestor, nearly always badly pronounced. Had twelve children, 
five by first wife, seven by second. 

i. Henry,* b. 1815; d. Dec. 11, 1831, ae. 16. 
ii. £dwin, b. 1818; d. Jan. 7, 1825; as. 6 yrs., 11 mos. 
iii. Theodore, d. in young manhood; widow removed to 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1825^?^; d. June 13, 1881. 
V. Amanda, b. i828(?); d. April 7, 1886. These two sis- 
ters made their life home in Princeton, and their 
names are both on a single stone in the cemetery, 
vi. Kate, b. i836(?); m. Rev. Gershom H. Nimmo, minister 
(Presby.) at Hartsville, Bucks Co., Pa., where he d. 
March, 1898. 
vii. Elizabeth, m. John Barclay, New York, 
viii. Garreta, unm.; no record, 
ix. Jane, unm.; no record. 
X. Nettie, b. Aug. 27, 1846; m. T. C.Jones; d. atChanut^, 

Neosha Co., Kansas, Sept. 15, 1879. 
xi. Gerardus, salesman in Maginnis' Bookstore, Princeton, 

1876; no further record, 
xii. Mary Virginia, d. inf., May 15, 1856; buried in Prince- 
ton Cemetery, 
loi. Mary* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. Feb. 22, and bap. April 11, 1779, ^^ Harlingen Ref. 
Dutch Church; m. John M. Nevius, probably of the seventh ven- 
eration from Johannes Nevius, a schepin of New Amsterdam. 
Petrus, a grandson of the latter, a farmer, removed from Flat- 
bush, L. I., to New Jersev, circa 1740, with four children, Peter 
P., Martin, David (see 95) and Wilhelmina. John M. was son of 
Martin Nevius and wife Sarah Stothoff. Family home was at 
Blawenburj?. There were six children, all bap. at Harlingen. 
i. Sarah* Nevius, b. March 11, 1802; a. unm. 
ii. Eliza Ann Nevius, b. May 25, 1805; m. 1823, John Har- 
tough; d. at home of son-in-law George Kershaw, at 
iii. Martin Nevius, b. Jan., 1809; lived at Rinjfoes, N. J.; 
m. (i) Ann Andrews; no issue; m. (2) Lizzie Kirk- 
patrick, dau. of Rev. Jacob Kirkpatrick,-pastor (Pres- 
by.) from 1 8 10 till his death in 1866 of the Rineoes 
Church at Pleasant Comers (now Larisons). Had 
one son. 
iv. Mary Nevius, b. Nov. 15, 1810; m. Peter Stryker of 

Blawenburg (see 44). 
V. Joanna Nevius, b. Sept. 15, 1815; never m. 

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vi. Catharine Nevius, b. May 8, 182 1; m. Tames Van Zandt, 
one of the substantial farmers of Blawenburg. 

102. Hendrick * Skillman (Thomas/ Thomas/ Isaac/ Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. May 12, bap. May 28, 1780; d. 1849; m. Dec. 21, 1803, 
Heyltje Williamson; lived in the old homestead at Rocky HiU. 

i. Elizabeth/ b. Oct. 13, 1804; m. March 31, 1821, John 
A. Voorhees. Children: i. Abraham, b. Sept 27, 
1822. 2. Henry, b. Oct. 8, 1823. 3. Sarah, b. March 
21, 1828. 4. John, b. May 15, 1830. 5. Martin, b. 
Oct. 24, 1834. 6. William, b. April 24, 1838. 7. 
David C., b. Oct. 10, 1839. Joined by Conf. of Faith 
Harlingen Ref. Dutch Church, May 28, 1831. Lived 
at Blawenburg. 

ii. Lucretia, b. Oct. 9, 1807; m. Van Doren WyckoflE; no 

iii. Ann, b. Aug. 26, 1817; m. John A. Staats; one child, 
d. inf. 

iv. Jeremiah Williamson, b. Jan. 25, 182 1; m. Mary An- 
drews. Had: i. Catharine S., b. 1840. 2. William 
H., b. Feb. 14^ 1846; m. Ann Elizabeth Stryker; 
five children; live on the Homestead at Rockv Hill. 

V. Catharine Hageman, b. Sept. 29, 1823; no record. 

103. John* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas/ Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. June 2, 1782; m. (i) Mary Ann, dau. of Alexander 
McCaraher (b. Aug. 9, 1787; d. April 26, 1834} and mother of his 
children; m. (2) 1836, Margaret Blackwell, widow of Dr. Reeves; 
she d. June 16, 1863, and is buried at Kinnton on the hill. 

i. Thomas,* b. Aug. 30, 1808; d. March 25^ 1810. 

ii. Thomas J., b. April 15, 1810; d. April 11, 1881; m. 
Sept. 8, 1835, Sarah Ann, dau. of John Stout and wife 
Sarah Hart, related to John Hart of Hopewell, 
Signer of the Declaration of Independence; general 
merdiant of highest standing all his life at Rocky 
Hill, N. J. Had: i. Mary Ann, b. 1836; d. inf. 2. 
Luther Stephens, b. Oct. 29, 1837; joined Comp. F, 
30th Rogt., N. J. V. I., Sept. 3, 1862, in Civil War; 
m. Mary E. Backus; two children, Thomas J., and 

iulia A.; Insurance Broker, Trenton, N. J. 3. Mary 
'ranees, b. Aug. 8, 1850; m. Charles H. Voorhees; 
two children; live in Brookljm, N. Y. 
iii. James McC, b. May 28, 1812; d. April 9, 1814. 
iv. Elizabeth A., b. Tune 12, 1813; d. July 25, 1880; m. 
May 7, 1834, Peleg H. Barker; general merchant at 
Kingston, N. J.; a 1869. 
V. Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1816; m. Tune 12, 1840, Isaac Vander- 
veer. Rocky Hill. Had: i. Emma, d. inf. 2. Mar- 

Bartine, Somerville, N. J. 

'"raston. 4. George Van 


vi. Henry j., b. Feb. 16, 1819; m. (i) Dec. 9, 1841, Anna 

Van Felt; had Caroline, m. Amos Sutphen, Lower 

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Cross Roads, N. J.; m. (2) Feb. 11, 1846, Martha Van 
Dyke; four children, 
vii. James, b. Sept. i, 1821; d. March 21, 1887; unm. 
viii. Margaretta, b. March 26, 1824; m. Feb. 7, 1844, Henry 
H. Van Dyke; d. Tune 10, 1897, leaving six children, 
ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 9, 1826; m. William H. Cox. Had: i. 
James H. 2. Ella, m. Wallace banning. 3. Mary, 
m. McCoy. 4. Luther. 

104. Thomas* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. July 23, 1786; d. of Asiatic Cholera, June 9, 1833; 
learned the printer's trade in Philadelphia and, 1803^ went to 
Letington, Ky., established, 1824, the Western Luminary and 
largest publishing house west of the AUeghanies; Elder in the 
Presb3rterian Church, and often delegate at the General Assem- 
bly; printer and circulator of religious books; m. 1813, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Ebenezer Farrar of New Hampshire and wife Martha, 
dau. of Genl Hugh Mercer, killed at the Battle of Princeton. 
Her father and family had settled at Lexington in 1789. Sur- 
viving her husband nearly 40 years, she d. Feb., 1872, ae. 86. 

i. Claudius Buchanan,' d. inf. 
ii. Elizabeth, m. James Howard of Kentucky, who d. early. 

Had one son, Thomas Skillman Howard; d. unm. 
iii. Thomas, b. circa 1820; druggist in Lexington and d. 

unm. about 1867. 
iv. Henry Martyn, b. Sept. 4, 1823; d. March, 1902; m. 

Oct. 30, 1851, Margaret, dau. of Matthew T. Scott; 

fraduate of Transylvania University (Med. Dept.), 
rcxington, 1847; Prof, of Physioloj^, etc., therein; 
also practitioner; Gov't Surgeon in Civil War; 1868, 
Pres. State Med. Association. Had: i. Matthew 
Scott, and 2. Ethelbert Dudley; both d. in infancy. 
3. Thomas T., b. i860; d. 1896, unm. 4. Henry M., 
b. 186^; m. 1890, Laura, dau. of Avery and Amanda 
(Frazier) Winston; two sons: i. Henry Martyn, b. 
1891. 2. Avery Winston, b. 1894. 

105. Abraham* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas/ 
Thomas*), b. Oct. 27, 1788; d. Oct. 3, 1858; m. (i) Magdalen 
Davis, Sept. 23, 1809. With her and their six children, all bap. 
in the Harlingen Ref. Dutch Church, they removed, 1822, (she 
dying the siame year), to Lexington, Ky.; m. (2) Aug. 11, 1828, 
Betsey Robb (b. 1800; d. 1873). Children: 

i. Thomas,' b. Nov. 2, 181 1; d. unm. 
ii. William Davis, b. April 19, 1813; m. April 9, 1835, El- 
vira Taylor, Frankfort, Ky. Had: i. Joseph, b. in 
Monmouth Co., N. J., 1836 (see No. 51). 2. Magda- 
len D., b. 1838; m. E. A. Palpey, New Orleans. 3. 
William D., b. 1840, Quincey, 111. 4. Elizabeth R., b. 
1843, Quince v; m. Charles ralpey. New Orleans. 5. 
Ann McQuiady, b. 1845, St. Louis, Mo.; family home 
in the years following and where the remaining 
children were born. 6. John T., b. 1847. 7. Abra- 

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ham H., b. 1849. 8. Richard D., b. 185 1; m. Amanda 
Orr; three children living. 9. Robert, b. 1853; d. 
1 891; m. 1880, Lizzie Herr; had Lucy, William R. 
and Neil. 10. Henrietta, b. 1847; m. Neil McKin- 
non; seven children; home in Toledo, O. 

iii. Henry, b. Feb. 9, 1815; d. unm. 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1816; m. April 9, 1835, Dr. Charles H. 
Spillman, Lexington; settled at Harrodsbury, Ky. 

V. John, b. Nov. 29, 181 8; d. young. 

vi. Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1820; m. Oct. 22, 1840, Merritt P. Lan- 
caster (d. 1895); merchant of Lexington; d. Feb. 24, 
1891. Had: i. Abraham B., b. 1841; m. (i) 1876, Susan 
A. Harris; three children; m. (2) 1897, Naomi Hill; 
three children. 2. Magdalen D., b. 1857; m. 1876, 
John Hull Davidson; two children. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1844 (alone to survive of mother's 
four children); m. April 21, 1874, Dr. John W. Scott, 
son of Matthew T. (see No. 104) and brother of Mar- 
garet. Had: i. John Skillman Scott, M. D. 2. 
Margaret Scott. 

106. Elizabeth* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Isaac,* Thomas,' 
Thomas'), b. March 9, 1790; m. Samuel Terhune, descendant of 
Tan Terhune who was at New Brunswick as early as 1717, coming 
from Flatlands, L. I.; originally from Nederland prior to 1657; 
ancestor Albert Albertse Terhunen. Their family home was at 
Blawenburg, the children being bap. at Harlingen, the old 

i. Thomas Skillman ' Terhune, b. i8i8(?); m. Mary Bo- 

fart, dau. of Joseph Skillman and wife, Maria Stry- 
er (2nd cousinsV Had: i. John Newton, b. Jan. 16, 
1843. 2. Emmeline, b. Aug. 16, 1845. 
ii. William Terhune, b. May 21, 1820. 
iii. Elizabeth Terhune, b. Tan. 20, 1822. 
iv. Catharine Aurelia Terhune, bap. March 18, 1823. 
V. Henry Terhune, b. Jan. 21, 1826. 
vi. John Terhune, d. a babe. 

107. Mary* Skillman ? Abraham,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas' ), b. Dec. 17, 1788; m. at Harlingen, Oct. 8, 1806, Leffert 
Totten. Their ten children were all bap. at Harlingen, the 
family home: 

i. Abraham Skillman* Totten, b. May 12, 1808. 
ii. Maria Totten, b. Sept. 7, i8io. 
iii. Lucretia Totten, b. Nov. 8, 1812. 
iv. Levi Totten, b. Sept. 13, 1813. 

V. John Simpson Totten, b. May 7, 181 7; m. at Neshanic, 
N. J., Sept. 20, 1840, Cornelia B. Packer; wagonmaker 
at Griggstown. 

vi. Joseph Totten, b. Oct. 30, 18 18; m. Ganz. 

vii. Rachel Totten, b. June 25, 182 1. 
viii. Sarah Joanna Totten, b. March 28, 1823. 
ix. Cornelius Waldron Totten, b. March 21, 1825. • 
X. Catharine Elizabeth Totten, b. Dec. 17, 1827. 

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56 The Skillmans of America and Their Kin. [Jan., 

108. LucRETiA • Skillman (Abraham,* Thomas/ Isaac/ Thomas/ 
Thomas'), b. Oct. 3, 1790; m. Nov. 25, 181 3, John R. Stryker; 
joined by Confession of Faith Harlingen (Rel Dutch) Church, 
Aug. 4, 183 1. Children bap. in Harlingen: 

i. Judith Ann' Stryker, b. July 28, 1816. 

ii. Ida Stryker, b. Nov. 18, 1818. 
iii. Abraham Skillman Stiyker, b. Nov. 23, 1824. 
iv. Garret Stryker, b. April 25, 1833. 

109. Joseph* Skillman (Abraham,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas/ 
Thomas*), b. Nov. 17, 1793; m. Nov. 30, 1816, Maria, dau. of 
Stephen Stryker (b. Oct. 2a, 1797; d. Sept. 30, 1874^; a farmer, 
being a ruling elder in the Blawenburg (Ref. Dutch) Church of 
which he was a charter member, having joined at Harlingen, 
Nov. 14, 1822. Children: 

i. Lucretia,* b. Oct. 11, 1817; d. Oct. 5, 187 1, buried at 

Belle Mead; m. Kourt V. Sutphen. Had: i. John, 

b. 1838. 2. Abraham S., b. 1839. 3- Anna M., b. 

1841. 4. Ida v., b. 1843. 5. Rachel, b. 1847. 6. 

Joseph, b. 1849. 7. Sarah, b. 1851. 
ii. Mary Bogart, b. July 26, 1819. (See No. 106.) 
iii. Jecoliah, b. Julv 28, 182 1; m. Jacob Pettenger. Three 

children: i. Abraham. 2. Alfred. 3. A daughter, 
iv. Sarah, b. 1822; m. Lewis Chamberlain, Reaville, N. J. 
V. Rachel, b. May 10, 1824; m. Levi Apgar, Teuton, N. J. 

Had: i. John Gardner Apgar, b. Nov. 23, 185 1. 
vi. Abraham J., b. March 26, 1825; d. 1907; m. Mary Van 

Dyke. Had: i. Ezekiel Voorhees, Trenton, d. 1904. 

2. Edward Van Dyke, manufacturer, Trenton. 3. 
Rachel. 4. Mary Ella. The fathet a civil engineer 
and contractor, Trenton. From him Skillman 
station on the Bound Brook line of the Reading R. 
R. in N. J. got its name. 

vii. Catharine, m. Robert I., son of Dr. Cicero Hunt, 
Ringoes, N. J., and Annie Iredell, his wife, Hatboro, 
Pa., b. 1 831; d. July 23, 1903. Their home in Phila- 
delphia. Had: i. Wesley, bap. in Blawenburg (Ref. 
Dutch) Church, June, 1859; d. inf. 2. Maria Louise. 

3. Annie Iredell. 

viii. Ann Cooper, m. Disbrough Bergen Voorhees, circa 
1856. Pour children bap. in Harlingen. 
ix. Stephen Stryker, m. in Harlingen, Dec. 24, 1858, Har- 
riet, dau. of Jacob Whitlock. 
X. Thomas, m. Dec. 19, 1866, Emily Schomp. Had: i. 
Joseph A., b. 1868, and other children. Live at 
Skillman (Blawenburg), N. J. 

1 10. Catharine * Skillman (Abraham,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,' 
Thomas'), b. Dec. 2, 1804; m. Dec. 11, 1823, William Van Dyke. 
Their children were bap., three in Harlingen and three in 
Blawenburg, where the family home was. 

i. Abraham* Skillman Van Dyke, b. July 25, 1824. 
ii. Ralph (Roelif) Van Dyke, b. Dec. 5, 1825. 
iii. Anne Cornelia Van Dyke, b. Aug. 14, 1829. 

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iv. Lucretia Van Dyke, b. Aug. 17, 1837. 
V. Peter Van Dyke, b. June 17, 1840. 
vi, John Berrian Van Dyke, b. Nov. 24, 1841, 

111. Thomas Q.* Skillman (Issac,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas.' 
Thomas'), b. Sept. 22, 1796; m. Dec. 8, 1816, Ann (2d cousin), 
dau. of Abraham Beekman Skillman and wiie, Catharine Voor- 
hees. With her, her mother and sisters (see No. 16) he came from 
Harlingen, N. J., circa 1820, to the Miami Valley, near Cincinnati, 
and there made their future home. Children: 

i. Abraham Nelson,' b. 1817 in N. J.; m. Harden- 

brook. Reared a family, 
ii. Mary, b. in N. J., 1819; m. (i) Thomas Smiley; m. (2) 

Thomas Kirk, both of Ohio. No children, 
iii. Gitty Ann, b. 182 1; mother's full name; d. unm. 
iv. Catharine, b. 1823; m. William Watson; removed to 
Northern Illinois. One son. 

V. Isaac, b. 1825; m. Winedge. Had large family, 

Logansport, Ind. 
vi. Lavinia, d. 1827; m. Dominions Vnn Dyke Skillman 

8). Oct. 8, 1824), son of Thomas B. Skillman (see 
o. 151). 
vii. Jacob, b. 1829; d. young. 

viii. Emory, b. 1831; m. Cameron. Note: John N. 

' Skillman d. at Cripple Creek, Col., 1902. Had a son 
there named Emory, and Emory Skillman was an 
actor in N. Y. City in 1903. Were these the same? 
ix. Martin, b. 1833; m. and had a large family in Logan 

Co., O. 
X. Alva, b. 1835; d. unm. 

xi. Joanna, b. 1837; m. Combes; lives in Kansas. 

xii. Albert Firman, b. 1839; twice m., but no children; 

lives in Cincinnati, O. 
xiii. William Henry, b. 1841; d. inf. 

112. J AMIS Q.* Skillman (Isaac,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. Dec. 22, i8oo; d. Oct. 13, 1851; m. Nov. 16, 1823, 
Ann Stryker (b. Sept. 20, 1805; d. May 18, 1856); graves at Clover 
Hill; blacksmith at Bridge Point (Harlingen); also farmer at 
Neshanic; nephew of Gertrude Quick of Roycefield, who m. 
Peter Nevius of Quick's Mills, and at her death left property to 
his four children, all bap. at Neshanic Church (Ref. Dutch). 
These children were: 

I. Cornelia,' b. May 26, 1826; m. Jan. 6, 1852, Stephen R., 
son of Thomas Hope, farmer of Hillsboro (Millstone), 

ii. Peter Stryker, b. Oct. 21, 1827; d. May i, 1900; m. at 
Neshanic, Nov. 15, 1854, Sarah Gano (b. 1834), dau. 
of Stephen Gano, farmer. Had: i. Jonn Van Zandt, 
2. Retta Van Zandt, twins, b. Feb. 25, 1863. 3. Lewis 
B., b. Sept. 2, 1866. 
iii. Margaretta, b. Dec. 23, 1833. 
iv. Isaac Nevius, b. Dec. 22, 1839; d. Sept. 10, 185 1. 
(To be continued.) 

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58 Soutkold, N. K, Town Records. [Jan., 


Contributed by Lucy Dubois Akbrly, with Notes. 

(Continaed from Vol. XXXVIII., p. 250 of the Rbcoro.) 

Reives. Catura Reeves Daughter of ye above named was born 

The 2 It of augt 1727. 
Nathan Reeves Son of the above named was bom The 8th of 

augt 1732. 
James Reeves Son of ye above named was borne The 19th of 

augt. 1736. 
Thomas Reeves Son of ye above named was borne April ye 

20th 1739. 

Entd. January ye 29th 1739/40 

, pr Benj. Youngs Town Clerk. 

Booth. William Booth was married to Hannah King the — day 

of 1688. 

Births. William Booth son of ye above named was bom May 

ye 28: anno Dom. 1689. 
Hannah Booth Daughter of ye above named was bom feb- 

ruary ye 22: anno Dom. 1691. 
Samuel Booth Son of ye above named was bom luly ye 15: 

anno Dom. 1693. 
George Booth Son of the above named was borne april ye 28. 

anno Dom. 1696. 
Mehetabell Booth Daughter of ye above was borne Octobr. 

ye: 9th: anno Dom. 1699. 
Constant Booth Son of ye above named was bom lanuary ve 

8th anno Domni. 1701, & Departed this Life March the 

Mary Booth Daughter of ye above named was borne augst. 

ye 30th anno Domni. 1703. 
Martha Booth Daughter of ye above named was borne 

August ye 27th 1706. 
Constant Booth was maried to Mary King the seven day of 

October, 1725 & said Mary died 30 Aue. 1769. 
William Booth Son of ye above named was bom ye 23 of 

novemr 1727. Died ye 12 march 1760. 
Samuel Booth Son of ye above named was bom ye 27 of 

feby. 1729/30. 
John Booth Son of ye above named was bom ye 9th of April, 

Mary, Daughter of ye above named was bom ye: 21: of July, 

1736 and died 1793. 
Hannah Daugter of ye above named was bom April ye 4th 


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Booth. George Booth Son of the above named was bom March th 
3P/1741 (and Died february the 4/1774.) 
Joseph B<x>th Son of the above named was bom May th 

Constant Booth Son of ye above named was bom March ye 

3/1745/6 and Died November 19/1746. 
Katherine Booth Daughter of the above named was Bom 

February 14/1748. 

Note. Booth.— See A Contribution to a Genealogy of the Family of 
John Booth of Shelter Island, N. V. 

Youngs.^ South Hold Septem? ye: 16: 1695. Benjn. Youngs 
bom about 1668 was married to Mary Grover and departed 
this life in the year of i. Lord, 1742, the 29 of July & 75 of 
his age. 

Mary ye wife of ye sd. Benjamin Youngs departed this life 
in ye year of our lord 1706: ye 4th day of november. 

Births of their children. 

Grover Yongs (written over Youngs) was Borne October the 
third day Tn ye Yeare of our lora 1697 and departed this 
life ye 25 tn Day of January 1739/40, 

Experience Yongs was Borne novemr. the six day in ye 
Year of our lora, 1699 and departed this life ye first Day of 
Jany. 1733/34 being wife of Rev. Ebenezer Prime. 

Mary Youngs Daughter of the above named was borne 
August ye 2d day Jn ye Year of our lord, 1701 and De- 
parted this Life ye 10 Day of Jan very 1768 being ye wife of 
Kbt. Hempstead. 

Benjamin Youngs Son of ye above named was borne march 
ye 27th in ye Year of our lord 1703 and departed this life 
ye 26th of Septr. 1729. 

Deborah Youngs Daughter of ye above named was bom 
february ye: 14th Jn the Yeare of our lord 1704/5 and de- 
parted this Life ye 18 of March 1746/7 being the wife of 
John Ledyard. 

Note. See the Younp Genealogy. Robert^ Hempstead, son of Joshua' 
(Joshua,* Robert M and Abigail Bayley Hempstead, m. Mary Youngs; his 
brother John, b. 1709, m. Hannah Salmon. Their father wrote Hempstead* s 

Corey. Jsaac Corve was married to Sarah Ludly (written over, 

might have been Ludlam, or Linde) in ye Year of our lord 

Jsaac Corye Son of ye above named was borne January ye 

first in ye Year: 1683/4 and Departed this Life in ye Year 

of our lord 1699. 
Sarah Corye Daughter of ye above named was bom octobr: 

23d in ye Year of our lord 1685. Ame Reed Daughter of 

Sarah Corye had a Son Call^ Bpenetus bom the third 

Day of february 1746/7. 
David Corye Son of ye above named was borne Aprill ye: 16: 

in ye Yeare of our lord: 1690 and Died October ye 30/1758, 

aged 6^ years 6 ms. & 3 Days. 

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Corey. Deborah Corye Daughter of ye above named was bom 

february: ye: fift in ye Yeare of our lord 1693. 
Jonathan Corye Son of ye above named was borne Septr: ye: 

7th day in the Yeare of our lord 1697. 
David Corye was married to Mary Brush in ye Yeare of our 

lord 171a which Sd. Mary departed this life the 24 of 

Decemr. anno Dom. 1720. 
David Corey Departed this Life 30 Oct. 1758. 
Deborah Cory Daughter of ye above named was bom: 15th 

Augt. 1 7 14 and departed hir life November a6, 1787. 
Mary Corey Daughter of the above named was: bom 23 of 

Novemr. 1726. 
Martha Corye Daughter of ye above named was bom 18 of 

January 17 18/19. 
Sa^ah Daughter of the above was borne 15 of Decemr. 1720 

& Died the 22 Sept. 1776. 
Elisabeth Corye Daughter of the above named David Cory & 

Ruth his second wife was bom ye 20th of March 1723 the 

said Ruth wife of ye Sd David Corye Departed this Life 

february ye 7th day, 1739/40. 
Ruth Cory Daughter of the above named was bom October 

ye 12, 1724 and departed this life the last day of January 

David Cory Son of ye above named was bom ye 30 of 

Novemr. 1725 and departed this life the 27 of feby. 1731/a. 
Ruth Cory Daughter of ye above named was bom 5 of April 

Jasper Cory Son of ye above named was bom ye 31 of 

Decemr. 1728. 
Zophar Cory Son of ye above named was bom ye 15. of 

novemr. 1730. 
Ann Cory Daughter of ye above named was bom ye 7 of 

Septemr. 1732 and departed this life the Sept. the 25 day 

i8o^ — 7 oClock a.m. 
David Cory Son of ye above named was bpm ye 29. of June 

Benjamin Corye Son of ye above named was bom Augt ye: 

14th 1736. 
Abraham Corye Son of ye above named was bom ye 22 of 

August, 1739. 
Corby. Abraham Corey was Bom August ye 22, A,D. 1739. 
Bathsheba his wife was Born Aprel ye 28, 1741. 
They was Married November ye 12, A.D. 1761. 
David Corey Son of the above was Bom February 21, A.D. 

Abraham Corey Son of the Above was Bom November 14 

A.D. 1766. 
Jonathen Corey Son of the was Bom March ye 21 AD. 1769. 
Bathsheba Corey daughter of the above was Bom April ye 

S, A.D. 1772. 
Mehetabel Corey daughter of the above was Bom December 

ye 26 A.D. 1779. x 

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Corey. David Corey son of the above was maryed to Mildred 
Hudgens in Virginia August 26 A. D. 1784. 

Note. Sec Thi Corey Family of Southampton and Southold, Long Island^ 
New York. 

Youngs. John Youngs Son of Christopher Youngs was borne 

October ye: 21 (25?): in ye Year of our lord 1679. 
Wiggins. John Wiggens was married to Mary Harrod January: 
14 in ye Year of our Lord 1701. 

John wiggens Son of ye above named was borne: March ye: 
i: in ye Yeare of our Lord 1702 and departed this Life the 
18 Decembr. In the Year 1768. 

David wiggens Son of ye above named was bom Aprill ye 
28th in ye Year of our Lord 1704. 

Mary wiggens Daughter of ye above named was borne 
Decemr. ye 12th in ye year of our lord 1705. 

Thomas wiggens Son of ye above named was borne: Decem- 
ber ye 9th in ye Year of our lord 1707. 

Hannah wigens Daughter of ye above named was borne: 
April ye: 20th: 1709. 

Note. WheUt or whence, this family came to Southold is unknown, but 
Wiggens was a surname in Southwold, £ng. In 1662, Georjge Warren and 
others having refused to take oaths and subscriptions, John Wiggins, Edmund 
Curtis. John Arnold and others were appointea to take the place of the non- 

CoNKLiNG. Joseph Conklyng Senr. was married to Abigaill 

Tuthill Novemr. ye 1690. 

Joseph Conklyng Son of ye above named was borne august 

ye 7th in ye Yeare of our lord: 1691. 
John Conklyng Son of ye above named was borne octobr. ye 

1 6th in ye Yeare of our lord 1694. 

Note. It is greatly to be regretted that there is not a Conkling Genealogy 
in print. Joseph ' Conklyng, Sr., was doubtless son of Capt. John ' Conklyng of 
Hashamomack and d. 23 Nov., 1698; his son Lieut. Joseph,^ above, b. 1091; d. 
20 Jan., 1730-40, in his 49th year; m. Lydia Kirkland, who d. 29 Jan., 1743, ae. 57. 
Their son Capt. Joseph Conkling m. Sarah Wickham. 

Patty. John Patty was married to Mary Chatfield March ye 12: 

in ye Year ol our Lrord 1688/9. 
Edward Pattey Son of ye above named was borne february 

the: i6: in ye Year of our Lord: 1690/1. 
Elizebeth pattjr Daughter of ye above named was borne 

aprill ye: 7th in ye year of our Lord: 1693. 
David patty Son of ye above named was borne february: 33d 

in ye year of our lord: 1695. 
Marv patty Daughter of ye above named was borne may ye 

7th m ve year of our lord 1697. 
Elizebeth patty Daughter of ye above named was borne 

June ye: i6th in ye year of our lord 1699. 
Hannah patty Daughter of ye above named was borne march: 

27th in ye year of our lord 1701. 

NoTB. The surname Petty (or Patty) is foond at Southwold, Eng. A 
certain John Petty m. Susan Draper there, 16 Nov., 1628. He might have been 

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62 Southold, N. v.. Town Records. [Jan., 

the ancestor of Edward Petty of Southold, L. I., whose sons John and Edward 
were b. 26 Nov., 1658. John prob. m. Mary Chatfield, and Edward, accordine 
to the late T. H. Petty of Amityville, m. Mercy, dau. of Rev. John Youngs and 
his first wife. 

Landon. James Landon was married to Mary Vaill in May, 1707. 
Mary *Landoii Daughter of ye above named was bom 

novembr: 26th 1707. 
Joseph Landon was borne to ye above named Decemr: ye: 

i8th 1708. Sd Joseph Landon Died 8 October, 1773. 
James Landon Son of ye above named was borne august: ye: 

5th 1711. (Another handwriting) to Salisbury, Conn. 
Daniel Landon Son of ye above named was borne 7th day of 

January 1713/14. Removed to Litchfield, 1740. 
Rachel Landon Daughter of ye above named was bom ye: 

12th day of octobr. 17 16. 
David Landon Son of ye above named was borne ye 8th July 

anno Dom. 1718. To Litchfield. 
John Landon Son of ye above named was borne ye 21 July, 

anno Dom. 1720. 

Note. James Landon was doubtless son of Nathan and Hannah Landon, 
see b^ond. 

Samuel and Abigail (Wetmore) Bishop of Connecticut had a dau. Sarah, 
who m. James Landon, proh. James, Jr., above, b. I7i i. He had a son Ashbel. 

Daniel Landon above, m. (i) Fiske, Brooklyn; m. (2) Martha Youngs 

of Southold. 

Rachel above, m. Samuel Moore. 

DiMON. Jonatn. Dimon was married to Sarah Solemon the 9th 

day of May in ye year of our lord Christ, 17 10. 
Jonathan Dimon Son of ye above named was borne feby. ye 

12th day in ye year of our lord Christ 1710/11. 
Sarah Dimon Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 12. 

of Septembr. Jn ye year of our lord Christ. 
(Elmary Dimon Daughter of ye above named was borne & 

buried) preceding entry erased & and is in the same hand- 
writing as the following. 
John & Elizabeth Son & Daughter of ye above named was 

bom the 2 day of March in ye year 1715/16 and ye Sd John 

departed this life ye 10 day June in ye year 17 16. 
Mary Dimon Daughter of the above named was borne the 19 

day of august 17 18. 
Ame Dimon daughter of the above named was borne the 

14th day of Septembr. 172 1. 
Deborah Dimon Daughter of the above named was borne 

October the 12th 1725. 
Jonathan Dimon Son of ye above named was bom february 

ye 12 th 1727/8. 
Goldsmith. Thomas GoldSmith was married to Abigail Booth. / 

Abigaill GoldSmith Daughter of ye named was Mme ye 9th y 

day of au^st in ye year of our lord 1710. f 

Richd. GoldSmith Son of ye above named was borne ye 

December the 5 day in the year of our lord 171 1. 

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Goldsmith. Joshua Gold Smith Son of ye above named was borne 

ye 26 day of June Jn ye Year of our lord Christ 17 13. 
Nathaniel Gold Smith Son of the above named was borne 

the first of Decemr. anno Domini 17 19. 
Thomas Gold Smith Son of ye above named was born ye 26th 

Septr. in the Year of our lord Christ 1726. 
Elisha Gold Smith Son of the above named was bom ye Sth 

of Sept. anno Domini, 1731. 
King. John King was married to Catharine Osborne augt. ye: 22; 

Mary King Daughter of ye above named was borne July ye 

22 day in ye Year 1705 and Departed this Life August the 

Joseph King Son of ye above named was borne Decemr. ye 

27. in ye Year 1706. 
Henry King Son of ye above named was borne Decemr, ye 

19: in ye year 1708. 
Constant King Son of ye above named was borne feb. ye 19: 

in ye year 1711/12. 
Elexander King Son of ye above named was borne Septr. tS; 

in ye year 17 13. 
Elizabeth King Daughter of ye above named was borne 

April ye 17: in the year 17 15. 
Prosperous King Son of ye above named was borne ye r4tb 

June in ye year 17 17. 
Benjamin King Son of ye above named was borne 26th day 

of June 1722. 

Note. Of the children above Henry, doubtless of Middletown, Conn.t d^ 
24 Feb., 1748-9, ae. 40. He m. not Elizabeth Beebe as formerly supposed, but 
Mary, dau. of John Hamlin, 22 June, 1732. She m. 2d Saml. Merriman. Issue: 
Mary King, b. 1734; d. 1735; Henry, b. 1736; d. S. P. before March, 1760; 
Mary, 2d, b. 1738; m. Ephrainf Fenno; John, b. 1739; d. 1746; Elizabeth, b, 
1741; m. Jacob Whetmore, Jr.; Joseph, b. 1743; m. Jerusha Marsh. 

Alexander King, b. 18 Sept., 1713, lived east of Water Mill, L. I., in 1776; 
m. Sarah Havens, and had: Alexander, Jr., and Benjamin, of Southampton 
Town; Patience, b. 1753; m. Elias Sears; Sarah, b. 1757; m. (i) Joseph Dan- 
forth; m. (2) Ambrose Seymour; Mary, who m. James Fostick; Abigail, single 
in 1700, and prob. another daughter who m. Wm. Cleaves. 

Benjamin King, b. 26 Tune, 1722; m. Elizabeth Kine, 20 Nov., 1746, and 
had: Jerusha, b. at Southold, 20 Aug., 1747; Elizabeth, b. at Middletown, 17 
Jan., 1748-9; Capt. Benjamin, b. 23 Sept., 1750; Capt. Henry,«prob. bap. 3 Jan., 
1753; d. ab. 1800; and a son d. 15 Nov., 1754. (See MtddUtown Kec. and 
MatHtuck Ch. Bee.) 

Brown. Edward Brown was married to Mary Martine. Births. 
Jane Brown Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 4 

Janewary anno Dom. 1 700/1.. 
Samuel Brown Son of ye above named was borne ye 4: 

august anno Dom. 1702. 
Timothy Brown Son of ye above named was borne ye n 

march anno Dom. 1704/5. 
Edward Brown Son of ye above named was borne ye 25 

December anno Dom. 1707. 
Mary Brown Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 

29 April anno Dom. 171 1. 

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Brown. Eles Brown Daughter of ye above named was bom^ ye 
23 Sept. anno Dom. 17 14. 

Note. This entire family are omitted in Moor is Indexes^ and perhaps did 
not stay long in Southold Town. 

CoNKLiNG. Gideon Conkelyn was married to Hannah Tarbell. 

Hannah Conkelyn Daughter of ye above named was borne 

ye 13 September anno Dom. 17 14. 
Gideon Conkelyn Son of ye above named was borne ye 31 

January anno Dom. 17 15/16. 
Mary Conkelyn Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 

3d march anno Dom. 17 16/7. 
Martha Conkling Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 

22 march anno Dom. 17 16/9. 
Phebee Conkling Daughter of above named was borne ye 4th 

march anno Domini 17 20/1. 
Jacob Conkling Son of ye above named was borne ye nth 

day of June 1723. 

Note. Gideon Conkelyn was doubtless son of Jacob* (JohnM, of 
Hashamomack. Jacob's other sons were Jacob, Joseph, Samuel and Johh. 
Gideon, Joseph, Samuel and John were Youngs names, so possibly Jacob's 
wife Mary was a Youngs. 

Youngs. Septr. 7th 17 15 nathan Youngs was married to Deborah 

Deborah ye Daughter of ye above named was borne April 

22: 1716. 
Mary ye Daughter of ye above named was bom novembr. 

loth, 17 19. 
Phebee Daughter of ye above named was bom July loth 1721. 
Silas Son of ye above named was borne January ye 5, 1723/4. 
Bethia Daughter of ye above named was borne augt. 24th 

Peck. John Peck was married to Mary Horton ye 26th of June, 

Jenmiah Peck Son of ye above named was borne March ye: 

26: 1702 Mary wife of Sd. John Peck departed this life 

September ye: 9th 1702. 

(To bt conttnuetU) 


Regular Meeting op the Society, November 8th, 1907. 

First Vice-President Clarence Winthrop Bowen in the Chair. 

The following deaths were reported since the last meeting of the Society: 
Bowen Whiting Pierson, July4» 1907; Francis Hartman Markoe, M.D., Sept. 
13, 1907; Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight, M.D., D.D., Sept. 14, 1907; Mrs. 
Willis L. Chaffee, Oct. 8, 1907. 

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1908.] Sociefy Proceedings, 65 

The following resignmtions have been accepted by the Executive Com- 

The Executive Committee reported the election of the following: Jacob 

Edgar Bookstaver, Annual Member, Binghamton, N. Y., proposed by John R. 
Totten; Ernest Christie Brown, Annual Member, 741 St. Nicholas Avenue, City 
proposed by Mrs. F. E. Youngs; Mrs. J. Wray Cleveland, Annual Member, 
131 East 64th Street, City, proposed by John R. Totten; Miss Adelia A. Dwight, 
Annual Member, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, City, proposed by Rev. John Cornell; 
Mrs. William A. Ewing, Annual Member, 134 West j8th Street, City, proposed 
by Mrs. Levi Holbrooke; Miss Julia Freeman, Annual Member, 2C Broad Street, 
City (assuming membership of father, late Gen. F. M. Freeman), proposed by 
John R. Totten; Adelos Gorton, Annual Member, Philadelphia, Pa., proposed 
by John R. Totten; Archer M. Huntington, Annual Member, 1083 Fifth Avenue, 
City, proposed by John R. Totteti; Samuel Dayton Pierson, Annual Member, 
Gmeva, New York (assuming membership of brother, late B. W. Pierson), 
proposed by John R. Totten; Mrs. Nottingham Taylor, Annual Member, 
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, City, proposed by Rev. John Cornell. 

Vice-President Bowen then introduced the speaker of the evening. Prof. 
Herschel C. Parker of Columbia University, who gave a most interesting 
lecture entitled " Canadian Alps," First Ascents and Explorations in the Moun- 
tains of British Columbia and Alberta. Which was illustrated by 120 beauti- 
fully colored stereopticon views. 

Regular Meeting op the Board op Trustees, November i3th, 1907. 

Present: Messrs. Bowen, Drowne, Eliot, Field, Gibson, Morrison, Mott» 
Totten, Walker, Wilson and Wright Regrets received from Mr. Goodwin. 

Chairman, First Vice-President Clarence Winthrop Bowen, called the 
attention of the Board to the loss by death on Sept I4> 1907, of our late 
President Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwignt, M. D., and moved that a Committee 
be appointed to draw up suitable Resolutions regarding the services of Dr. 
Dwight to the Society and embodying the Society's appreciation of its loss; 
also that these Resolutions, together with those passed by the Executive 
Committee be engrossed and a copy sent to the family of Dr. Dwight and 
spread upon the minutes of this meeting as well as published in the January 
issue of the Record. He suggested as members of the Committee Messrs. 
Gen. Tames Grant Wilson, Tobias A. Wright and George Austin Morrison, Jr., 
with full power to carry the matter to completion. Carried. 

The Chair called attention to the loss by death since the last meeting of 
the Board of two Trustees: Bowen Whiting Pierson and Rev. Melatiah 
Everett Dwight, M.D., and moved that nominations be made to fill these 
unexpired terms in accordance with the provisions of the By-Laws, also that 
these nominations be acted upon and vacancies filled by election at once. 
Nominations were duly presented of Howland Pell in place of Mr. Pierson, 
and Archer M. Huntington in place of Dr. Dwight, and these persons were 
unamiously elected. 

The Chair then called attention to the vacancy existing in the office of 
President of the Society, and that nominations were in order to fill said 

Nominations were duly presented and seconded of Gen. James Grant 
Wilson and Clarence Winthrop Bowen. On motion the Qominations were 
closed and Mr. Field appointed as teller. Mr. Field reported that seven 
ballots had been cast for Mr. Bowen and four for Gen. Wilson. 

Gen. Wilson moved that the election of Mr. Bowen be made unanimous. 

Attention was then called to the vacancy existing in the office of First 
Vice-President and Mr. Morrison nominated Archer M. Htmtington. No 
further nominations were made and on motion nominations were closed. The 
Secretary was on motion authorized to cast one ballot and announced the 
election of Archer M. Huntington as First Vice-President 

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The Treasurer's report was read, received and placed on file. He reported 
as follows: 

Permanent Fund, % 250.00 

Reserve Fund, 3Z3*'' 

BuildinR Fund, 80x10 

General Fund, 445*33 

^ . .... $M48.44 

On motion meetmg adjourned. 

Regular Meeting op the Society, December 13TH, 1907. 

President Clarence Winthrop Bowen in the Chair. 
, The President announced the appointment of the following Committees: 

Auditing Committee: Ellsworth Everett Dwight, Evelyn Briggs Baldwin. 

Nominating Committee: William Mattoon King, Cnairman, Ellsworth 
Everett Dwight, Walter Lispenard Suydam, Marshall Clifford Lefferts, William 

The following death has been reported since the last meeting of the Society: 
Col. Henry Dudley Teetor, who died Nov. iq, 1907, at Lancaster, Ohio. 

The Executive Committee reported the election of the following: George 
Byron Louis Amer, Annual Member, 1 120 Amsterdam Avenue, City, proposed 
by Tobias A. Wright; Ellsworth Everett Dwight, Annual Member, 36 Franklin 
Street, Morristown, N. T., proposed by William Mattoon King; Willard Gold- 
thwaite Bixby, Annual Member, 194 Hester Street, City, proposed by Mrs. F. E. 
Youngs; Palmer Heath Lyon, M.D., Annual Member, 519 West i62d Street, 
City, proposed by Mrs. F. E. Youngs; Henry Cole Quinby, Annual Member, 
3 Nassau Street, City, proposed by Mrs. F. E. Youngs. 

President Bowen then introduced the lecturer of the evening, Gustavus 
Charles Hanus, Commander U. S. Navy (Retired), Superintendent, who gave a 
very interesting lecture, entitled, "The Nautical Scnool of New York City. 
Life on the Schoolship ' St. Mary ' afloat and on shore, at work and at play« at 
home and abroad. The new Schoolship, the U. S. S. ' Newport* *' Illustrated 
by many stereopticon views. 

Henry Russell Drowne, Secretary. 


The family of Richard and Mary (Rowley) Cook of East Hampton, Conn., 
and Plainfield, N. Y., is incorrectly given on p. 206, Vol. XXXVU, of the 
Record. A lineal descendant ot this pair has furnished revised data as 

Richard* Cooke (Josiah,^ Joshua,* Josiah,* Josias'), the youngest child of 
Josiah ^ and Hannah (Sparrow) Cooke, was b. at Middletown (now Chatham), 
Conn., May 17, 1753 (Hinman*s Early Conn. Settlers, p. 701), though the in- 
scription on his gravestone at Plainfteld, N. Y., reads: " died Aug. 13, 183J, 
aged 82 years." He was a Revolutionary soldier, serving from May 19, i77o» 
to Jan. I, 1782, in the company of Capt. Edwards Eells of Middletown, and 
was a pensioner in 1818 {Connecticut Men in the Revolution, pp. 172, 317, 
641). His will, dated at Plainfield, Aug. 12, 1833, probated Oct. 8, 1833, men- 
tions wife Susannah, eldest son Alvan, and youngest son Nathaniel, and no 
other children. One son d. before the father, and the dau. Lucy Alvord is not 
mentioned. Children: i. Lucy, b. Aug. 7, 1784; m. Oct 11, 1804, Dea. James 
Hall Alvord; she d. at Winsted, Conn., Sept. 11, 1850. ii. Alvan, b. Dec 15, 
1786; m. Aug. 31, 181 1, Lucretia Smith, b. Nov. 10, 1786; they lived in Plain- 
field, N. Y., and Johnstown, Wis., where he d. Jan. 27, 1850. iii. Florus, b. 
April 26, 1793; m. May 7, 1817, Mary Couch, b. June 6, 1796, m Meriden, Conn., 
dau. of John and Anna (Rice) Couch; she d. in Walhngford, Conn., June 7, 

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1881 ; the family settled in Plainfield, N. Y., where Mr. Florus Cooke d. April 26, 
1819. They had an onlv child, Richard Florus^ Cooke, b. Jan. 19, 1818, at 

Plainfield; d« at Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 1876. iv. Nathaniel, b. , 1794; m. 

Betsey Fuller, and d. Nov. 20, 1807, without children. 

HOMER w* BRAINARD, Hartford, Conn. 


Snow.— Judd*s History of HcuUey^ Mass,, p. 140, sUtes: " Josiah (Snow), 

son of Josiah,' Sa Hadley, m. (i) Dec. 8, 1757, Azubah Dickenson, m. (2) . 

Children by second wife.'* 

James Henrv of South Hadley, in will made March 6, 1767, mentions 
daughter, Elisabeth Snow, Hampshire Co. Prob. Rec. (at Northampton) Vol. 
XI, p. 14, and in a deed made by Josiah Snow of South Hadley, in Oct, 1765, 
he calls James Henry , his father, Hampshire Co. Deeds, Vol. VI, p. 506 (at 

Josiah Snow's first child was b. June 18, 1762, so it would seem that his 
second wife, mother of his children, was EliMobeth Henry, daughter of James 
(See Hist. Hadley, p. 68). louisb tracy. 

Van Hook, Smit and Crosman Families. Lawrence Van Hook.— 
Jn Vol. X, p, 47, of the Record, it is erroneously stated that Lawrence Van 
Hook was "a Judge in New York." Research concerning this Lawrence 
Van Hook discloses that he probably died^rior to 28 July, 1724, at Freehold, 
N. J., leaving a will dated 14 July, 1724, which was proved 14 Aug., 1724, at 
Perth AmboV, N. J. He m. (i ) on 2 July, 1692, Johanna Hendricx of New York, 
who d. in 1093-4, leaving one child, Johanna, bap. 11 June, 1693; d. 1724, at 
Freehold, N. J. He then m. (2) probably about the latter part 01 .1604, 
Johanna Smit, dau. of Hendrik Barentse Smit of Boswyck, Long Island, by 
whom he had issue: Gerritje, bap. 29 Sept., i6^^; d. in infancy; Gerritje, 
bap. 25 Dec, i6q^; Arent, bap. 9 Oct., 1698; Hendrik, bap. 10 Feb., 1701; Isaae, 
bap. 22 Aug., 1703; Gemttie, bap. i Oct., 1704; Benjamm, bap. 26 Jan., 1707; 
Maria, bap. 9 April, 1710; Francesca, bap. 31 Oct., 1714. All his chilaren 
except Francesca were bap. in New York, but she was bap. in the Old Marl- 
borough Church, near Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

Laurence Van Hook resided in the Province of New York as early as 
1661, and at Boswyck about 1687, but returned to New York City prior to 
Sept, 1690, where he frequently held public office, viz.: as Constable, 29 Sept, 
1609; High Constable, 29 Sept, 1700; Assessor for the Dock Ward, 29 Sept.. 
1705, reappointed 1706. He removed to Freehold, N. J., in the early spring of 
17 12, where he is described in various deeds recorded in the County Clerk's 
Office as a "bolter,** as "of the City of New York^ merchant,*' and as "of the 
Countv of Monmouth.*' He was a large land owner in the vicinity of Freehold, 
New Jersey, and also owned some land in Westchester County, New York. 
He served as "an Assistant Justice*' of the Court of Quarter Sessions of 
Monmouth County, New Jersey, from 1714-1721. 

Robert Crosman.— In Vol. XXII, p. 77, of the Record^ John Crosman 
is given as the first ancestor of " The Crosman Family in America." This is 
an error as Mr. Baylies in his History of New Plymoutn, Part 2, p. 286, mistook 
the name "John Greenman *' for "John Crossman" in the list of the original 
purchasers of Taunton, Mass. 

The original immigrant was Robert Crosman from Somertshire. England, 
who settled in Dedham, Mass., where he became a freeman in 1642. He m. 
there 25 May, 16^2, Sarah Kingsbury, dau. of Joseph and Millicent Kingsbury, 
and haid issue, his first child, Sarah, b. 1653, at Dedham. He removed to 
Taunton, Mass., in 1653, where he had eleven other children, descendants of 
whom still live in Taunton. 

Hendrik Barbntsb SMit.— Hendrik BarentAe Smit, mi Geertje Wil- 
lem8e,%nd his name apparently first appears on the records in the year 1655. 
The inventory of his estate is dated o Nov., 1690, and amounts to j£i6407- 
lOf-od. His will appears in Book I, p. 236, Kings County. Registry. 

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68 Qtteries, Book Notices, [Jan., 

Anv further information concerning the above Laurence Van Hook and 
Hendrik Barentse Smit is earnestly requested. j. heron crosman, 

95 Elm Street, New Rochelle, N. Y. 


Abbott.—I would be glad to learn anything relating to James Abbott who 
came to Long Island about i6oo( ?), from Somersetshire, England. He is said to 
have married on Long Island and had five sons and two daughters. One of 
his sons, Benjamin, being the father of Rev. Benjamin Abbott (1732- 1796), the 
noted M. £. minister of New Jersey. Date of birth and death, names of wife 
and daughters, and residence particularly desired. 

A. s. ABBOTT, Bethel, Ohio. 

Kelsby.— Wanted the parentage and ancestry of William Kelsey. I am 
told that in the year 1632 William Kelsey was a member of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker's congregation, m Braintree, Essex G)unty, England. Mr. Hooker's 
ilock was at that time in great trouble, their shepherd had fled to Hol- 
land t6 escape fines anil imprisonment for non-conformity, and to enjoy the 
privilege of such a pastor they were willing to migrate to any (quarter of the 
world. Thev turned their eyes to New England, hoping that if they could 
make a comfortable settlement there they might induce him to follow them. 
Accordingly they came to America in 1633 and "began to sit down*' at 
Wollaston, a few miles south of Boston. But it was the policv of the colony to 
keep the population as much concentrated as possible, ana by order of the 
Court they moved to Cambridge — ^then Newtowne— where they were known as 
the Braintree Company. martensb harcourt Cornell, 

Wappingers Falls, N. Y. 

Early American Mbrritts. — Wanted, date of births and deaths, 
names of parents and wives: Ezekiel, Newport, R. I., 1658; Edward, New York, 
1701-10: George, Boston, i Mav, 1684; George, Perth Ambov, N. J., 1694; 
Henry, Scituate, Mass., 1628, d. 1052; Isaac, Bristol, Pa., 1684. wife Joyce Olive; 
John, Scituate, 1652; John, Grand Jury, New York, 1641; John, Captain, m. 
Svbil Ray, 1649; John, killed at South Deerfield, 18 Sept, 1675; John, taxed in 
Maryland, 1681; John, m. Catherine Guthrie, 1684; Nicholas, Salem, b. 1613, d. 
1686, wife Margaret Sandin; Philip, Boston, b. 1662, d. 20 Sept., 1735, ^1^^ Mary; 
Richard, Charlestown, Mass., m. Mary Simmons, 12 Jan., 1685; Samuel, Kent 
Co., Md., i7o8; Thomas, Delaware Bay, 1664-80; Thomas, Rye, N. Y^ 1673- 
172 1, second wife Abigail Francis; William, New York, Mayor, 1695, d. 1708. 

DOUGLAS MERRITT, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Order. — Wanted information as to the orij^in of the name Obder. One of 
the sons of Elijah Miles and Frances Cornell is Thomas Obder Miles, b. 1789, 
Long Island or Nova Scotia, miss g. c. miles, 3231 Forrest Ave., Chicago. 

Palmer.— Wanted in particular the parentage or ancestry of Samuel 
Palmer, b. in Westchester Co., N. Y., 1743; d. at filoomingcove, Orange Co., 
N. Y.. 1817; m. Sarah Pierce? 

Flewwellino. — Ancestry of Sarah Flewwelling who m. Ajah Palmer, 1808? 

V ROOM an. — Date and place of death of Abraham Vrooman, who m. 
Marytje Verplanck, 1735? e- cowing, 24 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N. Y. 


Col. Henry Ludington. A Memoir. By Willis Fletcher Johnson, 
A.M., L. H.D. Printed by his grandchildren, Lavinia Elizabeth Ludington 
and Charles Henry Ludington. New York. The De Vinne Press. 1907. 8vo, 
cloth, pp. ix+235. 

The first chapter of this memoir is taken up with the history of the Luding- 
ton name in England, and an account, in narrative form, of the American 

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t>rogenitor8 of Col. Henry Ludington. The last chapter contains brief notices 
of some later generations. The body of the work, therefore, is devoted to a 
study of the lite and character of this worthy and efficient militia officer, and 
a large number of letters and other documents are given in full, thoroughly 
illustrating CoL Ludm^on's career. There are numerous excellent portraits 
and facsimiles, and an index. The compilation shows great care and research, 
and the make-up is in the usual satisfying manner of the DeVinne Press. 

Ths Barnes Family Year Book. An annual publication issued under 
the authority of the Barnes Family Association. Compiled by Trescott C. 
Barnes, Secretary and Genealogist. Vol. I, 1907. New York. The Grafton 
Press. 1907. 8vo, cloth, pp. 64. 

This is a sensible year book, composed entirely of Barnes genealogies. 
and with a good index. It contains accounts of some immigrant Barnes, and 
descendants of Thomas Barnes of Hartford, and Thomas Barnes of New 
Haven, of the Barnes Family of Long Island, and of Joshua of East Hampton. 
A novel idea is exploited in the Record of Ancestry, m which, as the basis for 
a Barnes Genealogy, the pedigrees of members of the Barnes Family Asso- 
ciation are given. There are also obituaries and a department of Information 
Wanted. This practical form of family association report is worthy of imi- 

Class of 1847. The Centennial Class, College of New J[ersey, 
Princeton, N, J., now Princeton University, consisting of brief bio- 
graphies of its members from 1847 to 1007. Compiled by its Historian and 
Secretary, Henry B. Munn and Alfred Martien, Philadelphia. Printed for 
the class by Patterson & White Co. 1907. 12D, cloth, pp. 04. 

Clad in its Universitv colors, this little volume is a tribute to the glories of 
their Aima Mater, Old Nassau, and contains biographies and portraits of the 
faculty and class of that far-away year. Of especial interest to this Society, is 
the account of Mr. Seth Hastings Grant, a former officer of the Society, and 
author of its name. 

Ancestry of Col. John Harvey of Northwood, New Hampshire. 
By John Harvey Treat, A. M. Boston. Privately printed. 1907. Svo, cloth, 
pp. 47. 

This volume is a good example of a favorite present-day form of genea- 
logical printing, namely, to set forth the ancestors and descendants of some 
favorite or especially distinguished individual. Col. John Harvey was an 
original member of tne New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati, although at 
the time of signing its rolls he was a Lieutenant. He is represented in this 
Society by the compiler of this genealogy. The book is well printed and 

Fitz Randolph Traditions. A Story of a Thousand Years. L. V. F. 
Randolph. Published under the auspices of the New Jersey Historical 
Society. 1907. 12D, cloth, pp. 134 and a chart. 

In this interesting little brochure nothing more is attempted than, as is 
stated in the sub-title, to tell the story of the familv for a thousand years. The 
author is convinced that the descent of Edwara Fitz Randolph of Scituate, 
Mass., and Piscataway, N. J., is 'proven from Rolf the Norseman, and his 
argument for this conclusion is very interesting. The work is attractively 
bcmnd and illustrated, having a number of English views. It has always 
seemed a pity that this family has, to such an extent, dropped the distinctive 
part of the surname, but this little work may inspire some of them to replace it. 

Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. By Philip 
Alexander Bruce, Richmond. Printed for the author by Whittet & Shepperson. 
1007. Svo, cloth, pp. 268. For sale by the Bell Book Company, Richmond, Va. 
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Written in a straightforward and pleasing style, this work will be found of 
great interest to genealogists as well as students of social life and customs. 
Several chapters are devoted to the English origin of the higher planting 
class, and authorities are liberally cited. The great events of life, and its 
diversions, are treated of in separate chapters, and the book is a valuable 
addition to Virginiana. 

Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Massachusetts. Being a history 
of these towns and also in part of Marion and a portion of Wareham. Prepared 
under the direction of a committee of the town of Mattapmsett New York. 
The Grafton Press. 1907. 12D, cloth, pp. xii+424. 

Thr various chapters in this history are by different hands, most of them, 
however, having been contributed by Miss Mary Hall Leonard and Mr. Lemuel 
LeBaron Dexter. There are about 150 pages of extracts from the Records, 
showing old Rochester soldiers and sailors, baptisms, marriages and lists of 
members of the Second Church, and other items. There are a number of good 
illustrations, and the index is well done. The work of this committee was in 
connection with the fiftieth anniversary of the setting off of Mattapoisett from 
Rochester, and the result of their labors is a very worthy volume. 

The Sacketts op America, Their Ancestors and Descendants, 
1630-1907. By Charles H. Weygant. Newburgh, N. Y. Journal Print. 1907. 
Quarto, cloth, pp. 553. 

Simon Sackett of Newtown (Cambridge), Mass.. who came with a wife and 
one son in the Lyon in 1630, and John Sackett of New Haven, his brother, 
passenger in the same ship, with one son, are the progenitors of the large and 
highly respectable family whose records are herein set forth. The compiler 
\a& been generous and wise enough to include daughter's descendants, and 
many prominent people are to be found among them. Hon. Hamilton Fish, 
John Alsop, the Lawrences, the Kings, and many other well-known names 
appear among the daughters' descendants. In the male line will be found 
many military and civil records of importance. In some cases, the ancestors 
of allied families are given. The type is good, and good judgment has been 
used in the printing. There is an excellent index. This work has been long 
awaited, ana is a very useful addition to genealogical records. 

Willis Records; or Records of the Willis Family of Haverhill, 
Portland and Boston. By Pauline Willis. London. Printed by St. Vin- 
cent's Press. 1906. 8vo, halt leather, pp. 115. 

Part I is concerned with the Willis family. Part II deals with the allied 
families of Gammell, Ball, McKinstry, Leonard, Kinsman, May, Sewall and 
Phillips. A third part contains family letters, but these and the illustrations 
are only included in volumes sent to members of the family. 

The History of Ulster County, New York. Edited by Alphonso T. 
Clearwater, LL.D. Kingston. W. J. Van Deusen. 1907. 8vo, leather, pp. 

A new history of Ulster County, especially one edited by Judge Clearwater, 
is sure to attract attention. Perhaps the most important additions which this 
work makes to our knowledge of the county, are the carefully edited and 
corrected military records. About one hundred and fifty pages at the end of 
the book are devoted to biographical notices, and there is a partial index. 
The illustrations are remarkably good, and the book is of a more practical 
size than most county histories^ and is attractively and substantially bound. 

Genealogical Notes of the Carpenter Family, including the 
Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences 'of Dr. Seymour D. Carpenter. 
Edited by Edwin Sawyer Walker, A. M. Springfield, 111. Illinois State Jour- 
nal Co., Printers. 1907. 8vo, cloth, pp. xv-f-242. 

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These Carpenters are descendants of Heinrfch Zimmerman, anglicized 
Henry Carpenter, who came from Switzerland and settled in Pennsylvania. 
The major part of the book contains, in interesting narrative form, the family 
history, ana the autobiography of Dr. Seymour D. Carpenter, and these are 
followed by the genealogy in brief, in an appendix. Letters, biographies, and 
other miscellaneous matter follow, and there is a good index. Dr. Carpenter - 
was bom in 1826, and spent his early life near Lancaster, Ohio. His recol- 
lections of pioneer life, and the War of the Rebellion, ii^ which he served as a 
surgeon, bemg mustered out in 1865 with the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 
are full of interest. 

The Ancestry op Jane Maria Grbbnlbap, wife of William Francis 
Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut. William F. J. Boardman. Hart- 
ford. Privately Printed. 1906. 8vo, cloth, pp. 133. 

This is a companion volume to Thi Ancestry of William F.J. Boardman. 
and is arranged in the same manner. Allied families in this work are: Jones» 
Cleveland, Hartshome, Hibbard, Champion, Johnson, Nichols, Sumner, 
Toocker and others. A number of family portraits are properly mduded, and 
the index is unusually good. 

Collections op the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume XL 
The Law Papers. Correspondence and Documents during Jonathan Law's 
Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut, 1741-1750. Vol. I, October, 1741- 
July, 1745. Hartford. Connecticut Historical Society. 1907. 8vo, cloth, pp. 


The Connecticut Historical Society, having previously published the cor- 
respondence and documents covering Joseph Talcott*s governorship of the 
State, continue their work with the papers of Governor Law, who succeeded 
Talcott. Law was Governor at the time of the Louisbourg expedition in 1745. 
and during the trying times which succeeded it, and proved himself able and 
efficient under difficult conditions. This volume contains, amongst other 
valuable records, several lists of colonial soldiers. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island. Vol. XVL James N. Arnold. 
Providence. Narragansett Historical Publishing Company. 1907. Quarto, 
cloth, pp. lxiv+6oi. 

Like the previous volumes of this series, the present one will be found of 
the greatest assistance to genealo^sts. It contains marriages from The United 
• States Chronicle and The Providence Semi- Weekly Journal, and both mar- 
riages and deaths from The American Journal, The Impartial Observer and 
The Providence Journal. These notices relate to persons all over the United 
States, and should not be overlooked by those making any genealogical 

Williamsburg, The Old Colonial Capital. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 
LL.D., President of William and Mary College. Richmond. Whittet & 
Shepperson. 1907. 8vo, cloth, pp. 285. 

This very interesting work, compiled by an authority of President Tyler's 
standing, is most acceptable to the students of earlv conditions in Virginia. 
Nearly one hundred pages of this book are filled with the history of Wuliam 
and Mary College, whose beginnings are found very nearly three hundred 
years ago, although the charter was not signed until February 8, 1603. But 
aside from the college, much of interest must always surround the old capital 
of Virginia. It was one of the earliest English settlements on this continent; 
in the house of burgesses here it was that Patrick Henry offered his famous 
set of resolutions upon the Stamp Act; it was here that Bruton Parish was 
established in 16^4, and it was to the old parish church that a Bible has just 
been ^iven by King Edward VII, and a lectern by President Roosevelt The 
book is illustrated with good taste and judgment, many old views and fac- 
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Monograph on thb Southgatb Family op Scarborough, Maine. 
Thxir Ancestors and Descendants. Leonard B. Chapman. Portland, 
Me. Hubbard W. Bryant 1907. 8vo, cloth, pp. viii-H5a 

These records are the outcome of a series of articles entitled Grandpa's 
Scrap Book, which appeared in the Deering News in looo. Besides the 
Southgate data, considerable material on the l^wne, Boyd, Browne, Lawrence, 
Merrill and Smith families is presented here. Portraits of Bishop Southgate 
and Dr. Southgate are included, with a view of "Dunston Abbey." Some 
additional genealogical matter will be found in the Preface, and the index is 
well made and practical. 

Genealogy of Lamb, Rose and Others. Daniel Smith Lamb, A. M., 
M. D. Washington. Beresford, Printer. 1904. Svo, stiff paper, pp. 100. 

These are the ancestors of the compiler. The introduction gives a brief 
historical review of the early settlements in which the ancestors dwelt, 
followed by a list of counties in New Jersey and their principal towns in 1765. 
The principal families treated of, are: Bates, Clement, Colliers, Cranmer, 
Devinney, Hancock, Howard. Lamb, Matlack, Owen, Pennell, Rote, Stout and 
Van Princess. There are indices of names and places. 

The Graves We Decorate. Storer Post, No. 1, Department of New 
Hampshire, Grand Armv of the Republic, Portsmouth, N. h. Prepared for 
Memorial Day, 1907, by Joseph Foster, member Storer Post With an Appen- 
dix containing the list of graves and additional records prepared in 1893. 
Portsmouth. John D. Randall, Printer. I907. Svo, pamphlet, pp. 20+ 76. 

This is a careful compilation by Mr. Foster, formerly a Pay Director in the 
Navy, now retired, who nas for a number of years contributed genealogical 
material to the common knowledge. His work will be found of the greatest 
practical use. The names of the dead soldiers and sailors are given alpha- 
betically under the names of their burial places, with service, rank or ship, 
death, age and part of the cemetery in which they lie. This work of Storer 
Post is worthy of emulation. 

A Catalogue of Autographs, Books, Manuscripts, Medals, Pedi- 
grees, Portraits, Tracts and other Matters Connected with the 
Several Families of the Name of Baker, now in the possesion of 
Charles Edward Baker, Sherwhod, Nottingham, England. Nottingham. R. 
H. Judd, Printer. 1907. 12D, pamphlet, pp. 32. 

This comprehensive title fully explains the little work. The lists of 
manuscripts ought to be of service to Baker genealogists, and the scheme of 
coUectJon seems a most commendable one. 

A Brief History of Chemung County, New York, for the Use of 
Graded Schools. Ausbum Towner. New York. A. S. Barnes & Company. 
1907* 1 2D, cloth, pp. ii-fio3. 

While this history is written in a simple style for the purposes set forthi 
its footnotes will be found of value from a genealc^cal standpoint. A re- 
capitulation of important events by years will be found in the back of the book. 

Nicholas Mundy and Descendants who Settled in New Jersey in 
1665. Compiled by Rev. Ezra F. Mundy of Metuchen, N. J. Lawrence, 
Kansas. Bullock Printing Company. 1907. Svo, cloth, pp. i6a 

This work contains chiefly the record of Samuel, one of the sons of 
Nicholas Mundy. The compiler encountered the usual difficulty met with by 
thfl«e attempting New Jersey genealogy, but has succeeded in placing before 
us considerable material on the family, which is now largely scattered through- 
oat the West 

The Ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, 
Connecticut. Being his lineage in all lines of descent from the emigrant 
ancestors in New England. Wuliam F. J. Boardman. Hartford. Privately 
printed. 1906. Quarto, cloth, pp. 419. 

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In this handsome ancestral memorial Mr. Boardman has apparently 
reached the apogee of his genealogical labors. Instead of dealine with each 
family name m a separate article, Mr. Boardman has arranged the work by 
generations, beginning with himself as generation number one. A second 
division of the Dook shows lines of descent from emigrant ancestors, and a 
third section contains charts. There are many excellent illustrations and a 
copious index. 

In Olde New York. Sketches of old times and places in both the State 
and the city. Charles Burr Todd. New York. The Grafton Press. 1907. 
12D, cloth, pp. 253. 

A larff e portion of this volume was written twenty years ago and appeared in 
the Evening Post and Lippincotts Magazine, and is repeated with very little 
change because it describes types and conditions now passed away. This 
has its advantage, because the limited space allotted to this series, many thin^ 
which were considered important twenty years ago would be slurred over m 
articles brought up to date. The author has a certain picturesqueness of style, 
and his accounts of persons and things are most realistic. Like Mattafotsett 
and Old Rochester, tnis is one of the Grafton Historical Series, edited by Henry 
R. Stiles, A. M.,M.D. 

Wadhams Family. A Genealogy of the Wadhams Family b being 
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Clearwater, Hon. A. T.— History of Ulster County, N. Y. 
Curtis, Gen. Newton M. — From Bull Run to Chancellorsville. 
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Goold, Nathan. — Maine Historical Collections, Series II, Vol. IX. Index. 

Collections, Vol. X Maine Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 

Portland, Me., Centennial. 
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Hathaway, Charles R. — Report of the Temporary Examiner of Public Records, 

Connecticut, 1906. 
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Montgomery, Thomas.— Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vols, i to 8. 
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Tyler, Lyon G.— Williamsburg, Va. 
weygant, Charles H.— Sacketu of ' 
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PamphUts, Etc. 

Americana Society. — ^American Historical Magazine. 

Archivist, Ottawa. — Constitutional History of Canada. 

Baker, Charles Edward.— Baker Family Catalogue. 

Balch, William Lincoln, Sec'y.— Third Balch Family Reunion. 

Boston Cemetery Department— Report, 1906. « 

Brink, Benjamin M.— Olde Ulster, 

Christman, F. W. — Palatine Records from the British Museum, manuscript. 

Clark & Wilkins.— Concise Atlas of the Worid. 

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Davis, Andrew McFarland.— Barberries and Wheat 

Dwight Rev. M. £. — Genealogical Exchange. 
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Foster, Joseph.— The Graves We Decorate, 1907. 
Hathaway, Charles R.— Report of the Temporary Examiner of Public Records, 

Connecticut, 1904. 
Kimball, Sarah Louise. — Putnam's Historical Magazine, VII, 10. 
Lamb, Daniel Smith, M.D.— Genealogies of Lamb, Rose and other families. 
Lawton, Mrs. Thomas A. — Rhode Island Historical Magazine. 
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Vol, XXXIX. NEW YORK. APRIL. 1908. No. 2. 


By George Austin Morrison. Jr., A.M., LL.B. 

Samuel Ward King, the thirteenth Governor of the State of 
Rhode Island, was bom on 23 May, 1786, at Johnston, Provi- 
dence Countjr, Rhode Island, and was the fifth child and third 
son of William Borden King and his wife Welthian Walton. 
He was a lineal descendant of Clement King, who appeared at 
Marshfield, Mass., in 1668 and removed to the Providence Plan- 
tations about 1687, where he died about 1690, leaving an eldest 
son John King, who had issue, a son Josiah King, who in due 
course had issue, a son William Borden Kin^, the father of the 
future Governor. It is now clearly established that Clement 
Elinge, the first settler, was a son of Clement Kinge and Marv 
Raynor of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, England, and a grand- 
son of that Ralphe Kinge of Watford, Hertfordshire. England, 
who, in his will, dated i Au|^., 1653, and proved 21 Nov., 1656 (P. 
C. C. Berkley 419), wrote m his own hand "and whereas my 
Sonne Clement intended to make a will in writinge but the 
violence of his disease being so great he desired me not to have 
it perfected but said he would leave all to his wife's disposinge." 
Daniel Kinge, Gent, of Lynn, Mass., 1644, also mentioned in the 
will of his father, Ralphe Kinge, was an uncle of Clement Kinge 
of Marshfield. Through his mother, Mr. King was related to me 
Walton, Greene and Coggeshall Families, members of which 
held important and influential positions among the early Colonial 
settlers. Mr. King received his early education at the district 
school and for a short period was a student at Brown University, 

He desired, however, to become a physician and as there was 
no medical schools in those days, he became the pupil and 
assistant of his relative. Dr. Peter Ballon, a learned and well 
established physician of Smithfield, R. I. After serving faithfully 
for some years, Mr. King received his certificate to practice 
medicine, dated 5 Aug., 1807, and si^ed by Peter Ballou, the 
ori^nal of which is still in the possession of his descendants. 

Dr. King then started upon his career as a country doctor, 
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took the position of cashier of the Agricultural Bank of Olney- 
ville and served in that capacity for several years. 

Upon the declaration of war with Great Britain in 1812, Dr. 
King volunteered as surgeon on a privateer schooner sailing from 
Providence on 3 Aug., 181 2. This vessel was captured by a 
British ship on 30 Aug., 181 3, and taken to Barbadoes, West 
Indies, as a prize of war, where the Captain, First-Lieutenant and 
Surgeon were paroled. The original parole permit issued to Dr. 
King is still preserved in the family and is dated Barbadoes, 4 
Oct., 1812, and signed by "John Barker, Lt. R. N., Agent for 
Prisoners." Prom an endorsement on the bjick it appears that 
Dr. King was at* this time 36 years of age, 5 feet 9^ inches in 
stature, rather stout, with a long visage, fair complexion, light 
hair and blue eyes. 

Dr. King must have either eflfected an exchange, or escaped 
shortly after the granting of parole, as his return to Providence 
is recorded in the Providence 6azette^ on 19 Nov., 18 12. 

There is a family tradition that upon his return Dr. King 
re-enlisted and served as surgeon on the ships Wasp and Hornet^ 
being on board the latter when she captured on 18 Oct., 181 3, the 
British sloop-of-war Frolic oflf the coast of North Carolina, only to 
be taken in turn by the British a few weeks later. It is also 
stated that Dr. King was an eye-witness of the fight between the 
U. S. frigate Chesapeake and the British frigate Shannon oflf 
Boston harbor in June, 181 3,. and was called on board to assist 
the ship surgeon in attending upon Captain James Lawrence 
during his last moments and heard that commander's historic 
words of " Don't give up the ship." 

Possibly it was in memory or this event that Dr. King called 
his first son, bom in 1820, James Lawrence Kin^. 

At the end of the war he resumed his private practice at 
Johnston (Olneyville), Rhode Island, and was elected Town 
Clerk of Johnston in 1820, serving in that office continuously until 
iS43»whenhe declined are-election. He was also appointed a 
Justice-of-the-Peace for Johnston in June, 1810, and again served 
in that capacity from May, 18 18, to 1830. He was one of the 
Electors for Johnston at the 12th presidential election in 1832 
when he and his three associates cast the vote for Henry Clay of 
Kentucky, for president, and John Sargent of Pennsylvania, for 
vice-president, both National Republicans. He further served 
as Inspector of Prisons from 1838-40, and as Clerk of the Court 
of Common Pleas in May, 1843. 

Dr. King appears to have taken an active interest in politics 
early in life, and it was in 1839 that he reaped his reward for his 
devotion and eflforts for sound government. During this year no 
choice for Grovemor and Lieutenant-Governor was had and Dr. 
King, then serving as first State Senator, became the Acting 

In 1840 he received the Whig nomination for the oflSce of 
Chief Ma^^istrate and was duly elected Governor of Rhode Island 
by a majority of 1,311, the vote being Saml. W. King, 4,797; 
Thomas F. Carpenter, 3,418; scattering, 68; making a total of 8,283. 

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This vote of 4,797 cast for Mr. King was the largest polled since 
181 8, and also the largest ever given a candidate for Governor in 
the then history of the State. Dr. King was re-elected in 1841 
by a majority of 2,585, the vote being Saml. W. King, 2,648; 
scattering, 63; making a total of 2,711; and again re-elected in 
1842 by a majority of 2,648, the vote being Saml. W. King, 4,864; 
Thomas F. Carpenter, 2,211; scattering, 5; making a total of 7,080. 
It was during his last term as Governor that the celebrated out- 
break known as the ** Dorr Rebellion " took place and in order to 
clearly understand the causes of this war in camera^ a brief 
statement of Rhode Island history becomes necessary. 

The Colony of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations — 
which later became the State of Rhode Island — had been governed 
for one hundred and eighty years under the Royal Charter 
secured on 9 July, 1663, from King Charles II, by the efforts of 
Dr. John Clarke, sent to the Court of St. Tames by the Colonists 
for this purpoae. This charter — one of the most remarkable 
documents in the history of governments, in that it granted 
liberty of religious thought and worship with a just civil govern- 
ment as opposed to the narrow and dogmatic charters of the 
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonial govern- 
ments — restricted the suffrage to those owing real property to 
the amount of $134 and to their eldest sons. During the course 
of time, however, the growth of population and the rapid influx 
of people from other countries and States, left almost two- 
thirds of the people without the power to vote, and as early as 
1820 the subject of the reformation of the oligarchical form of 
government and the extension of the suffrage began to be 
agitated. In 1837 a champion of the people's cause appeared in 
the person of Thomas Wilson Dorr, a lawyer and politician of 
Providence, R. I., member of an old and highly respected family 
and a man of education and marked ability. Bom a second son, 
Mr. Dorr was unable to vote at the general election and hence 
soon took the lead in the struggle to amend the Charter or frame 
a new State Constitution, granting more liberal suffrage. Mr. 
Dorr, as a Whig member of the Assembly from 1833-1837, re- 
peatedly urged that the representation in the Legislature was 
unfair in that only one-third of the people held the voting power 
and that the City of Newport, with 8,000 inhabitants had six 
members, while the City of Providence with 23,000 inhabitants 
had only four. 

His motions for a more liberal constitution were defeated, and 
despairing of securing the desired suffrage from a Whig Govern- 
ment and Legislature chosen by a minority of the population, 
Mr. Dorr changed his political principles, became a Democrat 
and resorted to popular agitation against the so-called autocratic 
land-holding class. 

In the latter part of 1840, Dorr and his supporters organized 
the so-called "Suffrage Party," which on 17 April, 1841, held a 
political procession and mass meeting in Providence, where much 
turgid eloquence was indulged in and the press filled with attacks 
on those holding the voting power. Another mass meeting was 

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held at Newport on 5 May, which was adjourned to meet at 
Providence on 5 July, 1841, where a call was directed for a State 
constitutional convention. An election of delegates was held on 
38 Aug., 1 84 1, who proceeded to meet at Providence on 4 Oct., 
and frame a form of Constitution, which was submitted to the 
people at a general election held the 37, 38 and 39 Dec, 1841. 
The Dorr party claimed that at this election 13,944 citizens, 
which number was not only a majority of the adult population of 
the State, but also a majority of those entitled to suffrage under 
the charter, voted to accept the new People's Constitution as that 
of the Stote. 

There can be no question but that this constitutional conven- 
tion, the constitution then framed, and the subsequent election 
to ratify same, were illegal. 

The supporters of the government forthwith organized them- 
selves into a so-called "Law and Order" Party, which was 
derisively called the "Landholders" Party by Dorr and his 
associates, who branded all opposed ta their views and claims as 
" Aristocrats," 

Realizing the serious nature of this popular movement and 
the necessit]^ for some change in the votmg (qualification, the 
regular Legislature met on 6 Feb., 1841, and in turn called a 
Constitutional Convention, the duly elected delegates to which 
met in Nov. and adjourned until Feb., 1843. On this last date 
they agreed upon a form of Constitution, which was submitted to 
the people (entitled to vote under the old Royal Charter) on 31, 
33 and 33 March, 1843, and rejected. 

Meanwhile Governor King foreseeing that the rapid growth 
of the suffragist party and its revolutionary and rebellious atti- 
tude towards the established government would lead to serious 
trouble, on 4 April, 1843, sent a committee and two letters to 
President Tyler at Washington, stating ^'that Rhode Island was 
threatened with domestic violence," and asking for recognition 
and assistance in case of need. The President replied on 1 1 April 
stating that while he recognized the regular State Grovemment, 
in his opinion the necessity for armed intervention by the 
Federal government had not as yet arisen, nor did it appear that 
the regular Government of Rhode Island was not able to cope 
with the situation; he therefore declined to interfere previous to 
an actual outbreak but promised if an insurrection should take 
place to come to the aid of the established government. 

On 18 April, 1843, the so-called "Suffrage Party" held an 
election under the terms of the so-called "Suffrage " constitution, 
at which they chose Mr. Dorr, their leader, as Governor, and a 
Legislature composed entirely of his supporters. 

The People's Assembly forthwith met for organizatiQU in 
Providence on 3 May, 1843, received Governor Dorr's inaugural 
messap^, remained in session for two days, during which they 
oassed several unimportant acts, and then adjourned to meet in 
Jan., 1843. It never met again however, as later the movement 
was suppressed. 

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As soon as the rejection of the ''Landholders*' constitution 
was known, Governor King convened the General Assembly in 
extra session on 35 April, 1843, and they then passed an act 
known as the ''Algerine Act," making it a misdemeanor, punishr 
able by fine and imprisonment for any person to act as Moderator 
or Clerk at any election meeting, under the People's Constitution, 
and treason tor any person to accept office under it. At the 
same time Governor King warned the militia to be ready for 
service at thirty minutes* notice. 

The regular government in turn proceeded to hold the usual 
election under the charter, 20 April, 1842, and chose Samuel 
Ward King Governor for the third term. 

Each government now claimed legislative power and while 
the regular government officers proceeded to organize at New- 
port on 3 May, the People's Party issued an appeal to arms and 
marching upon the State House in Providence attempted to seize 
the government offices. The " Law and Order " Party however, 
anticipating such action, had taken possession of the State House 
and barricaded the doors, so that Dorr and his friends could not 
effect an entry. 

Matters now assumed so serious a look that many of Dorr's 
supporters hesitated to come into direct conflict with the govern- 
ing powers and began to withdraw from his support and desert 
the party. 

Governor King thoroughly alarmed at the situation once more 
despatched a committee with a letter to the President on 4 May, 
1842, to which a second non-committal reply was made by the 
Washington authorities. On 17 May, 1842, Governor King was 
informed that an attempt would be made by the Dorrites to 
seize the State Offices and he immediately issued a Proclamation 
for the troops to repair to the State Arsenal and take up arms. 

Meanwhile Mr. Dorr collected his forces, and on the evening 
of the 18 May, 1842, made an armed attempt to seize the State 
Arsenal at Providence, which was thwarted by the appearance of 
the troops, commanded by Governor King in person. 

Mr. Dorr realizing the serious character of his attempt, and 
the consequences of its failure, fled to Connecticut, whence he 
set out for Washington to seek the sanction and support of the 
Federal authorities. Governor King immediately proclaimed 
$1,000 reward for his capture and punishment, at the same time 
writing the President on 25 May, setting forth the actions of 
the "Suffrage or People's Party," and stating that Dorr was 
actively engaged in raising forces in other States against the 
Grovernment of Rhode Island. 

The Federal Government however again declined to intervene 
in the matter on behalf of either party, and Mr. Dorr then re- 
turned to Rhode Island, stopping in New York on his way back, 
where he was cordiall^ welcomed by the leaders of Tammany 
Hall and assured of their sympathy and support. 

When Mr. Dorr reached the village of Chepachet, a small 
hamlet ten miles from Providence, in the Town of Gloucester, he 
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him as their rightful Governor and informed him that the mass 
of the people were prepared to fight for their rights under his 
leadership. Mr. Dorr thereupon promptly issued a proclamation, 
signed as Governor, convening a General Assembly at Chepachet. 

Governor King in turn had been active, calling upon the law- 
abiding citizens for aid and again appealing to the Federal 
Government, stating that he feared "insurgents from abroad" 
were being called into the State by Dorr and his friends. Finally 
on 35 June, 1842, martial law was proclaimed and serious steps 
taken to put down the so-called rebellion. 

On 38 June, 1843, a small gathering of about 300 men with 
arms and ^ cannon met at Chepachet and made a military 
demonstration in favor of Mr. Dorr, seizing and fortifying 
"Acote's Hill," but upon the appearance of the State troops and 
other citizens to the aggregate number of 3,000 or more, the Dorr 
forces retreated from the field, and Mr. Dorr realizing that his 
cause was lost, ordered his forces to disperse and fled to Con- 
necticut and subsequently to New Hampshire, a reward of $5,000 
being offered by the Rhode Island State authorities for his cap- 
ture. Gov. King applied to both Governors of Connecticut and 
New Hampshire for the surrender of Mr. Dorr, but both declined 
to take any action against the so-called ^'traitor," their sympathies 
being doubtless with the democratic rule. Quiet was entirely 
restored in a few days, and while a number of arrests had been 
made and a small number of persons imprisoned for a short 
period, the court proceedings were soon quashed and the incident 

Thus terminated the so-called "Dorr Rebellion" without 
serious injury to persons or property, the only blood shed being 
the death of one Alexander Kelby, an innocent by-stander who 
was wounded when the troops fired a volley at Pawtucket village 
on 37 June, 1842, and who subsequently died of his injuries. 

The Le^slature in June, 1842, now fully alive to the necessity 
for concession and change in the suffrage, issued a call for a new 
Constitutional Convention, which met at Providence in Sept, 
but adjourned to Bast Greenwich where, on 5 Nov., 1843, a new 
Constitution and form of government was adopted, based upon 
the old charter but eliminating most of the objectionable features 
of the ancient form of government. This Constitution, duly 
submitted to the people, was almost unanimously ratified by them 
and now forms the present Constitution of the State of Rhode 

Samuel Ward King waa thus the last Governor of Rhode 
Island under the old Royal Charter. 

Mr. Dorr subsequently returned of his own will to the State 
in 1843, was arrested and tried at Newport for high treason and 
on 27 June, 1844, condemned to imprisonment for life at hard 
labor. He was released, however, under a general Amnesty Act 
in 1847 and restored to his civil rights in 1851. In 1854 his 
friends in the Assembly succeeded in passing an act reversing 
the judgment in his case but the Supreme Court declared such 

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act unconstitutional. Mr. Dorr died 37 Dec, 1854, and one of his 
biographers states '' he was a maa of strict honor and inte|^ity 
and high character and to good abilities joined an untiring 
patience and an indomitable will." 

The publications and newspaper articles for and against the 
Dorrites are voluminous, but viewed with the clear and calm 
judgment which reflection and years ever bring to concensus of 
public opinion, is that although the principles advocated for 
more liberal suffrage were sound, nevertheless the method 
attempted in carrying out such reform was unconstitutional and 
dangerous to the underljring principles of State government. 

The attitude and action of Governor King during the entire 
episode was marked by constant watchfulness for the general 
public welfare, firmness in upholding the lawful authority of the 
btate and conciliation toward the opposing party. His use of the 
military forces was temperate and able, and his tactful treatment 
of those of the "Suffragists" who were arrested, went far 
toward cjuietinfif party feeling and uniting the citizens into a 
law-abiding body. 

Governor King was personallv inclined toward a liberal 
interpretation of the charter and an extension of the voting 
power and it was due to his efforts in that direction that the new 
constitution was finally adopted. At the same time his sense of 
justice and right forbade any resort to violence for the purpose 
of forcing the illegally framed Dorr Constitution upon the State 
and he opposed this effort of the discontented element with all 
the resources at his command. 

He was in his family and social life a man of peculiar charm 
of manner, a good conversationalist and possessed a well in- 
formed and retentive mind. His views upon questions of the 
day were liberal and founded upon well digested investigation, 
but he was tenacious of his opinion and direct in all statements 
of personal and political policies. Perhaps one of his most 
admirable qualities was a whole-hearted generosity and con- 
fidence in his fellow men, and it is said that he more than once 
returned to his country home without his coat, having given 
that garment to some unfortunate met on the road side. 

Governor King was m. on 20 May, 1813, by Elder Elisha 
Sprague at Johnston, to Catherine Latham Angell, only child of 
Olney and Mary (Waterman) Angell, b. 6 July, 1795; d- 4 May, 
1841. She was a lineal descendant on her mother's side of 
Prances, dau. of Lewis Latham, Falconer to King Charles I. 

The children of Samuel Ward King and Catherine Latham 
Angell were as follows: 

i. Mary Waterman, b. i Dec, 1814; d. 26 March, 1815. 

ii. Mary Anna, b. i March, 1816. 
iii. Eliza Smith, b. 33 Jan., 1818. 
iv. James Laurence, b. 34 March, 1820. 

V. Charles Rollin, b. 8 May, 1822. 
vi. Samuel Ward, b. 4 Aug., 1824; d. 9 April, 1826. 

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vii. Maria Waterman, b. 30 Nov., 1826; d. 20 Aug., 1827. 

viii. Catherine Maria Waterman, b. 29 June, 1828. 
ix. Sarah Frances, b. 24 Dec, 1829; d. 22 July, 1830. 
X. Frances Elvira, b. 26 July, 1832, 
xi. Antoinette Louisa, b. 30 May, 1833; d. 8 June, 1835. 

xii. Samuel Ward, b. 4 March, 1835. 

xiii. Antoinette Welthian, b. 14 Jan., 1838; d. 18 Dec, 1839. 

xiv. Child (unnamed), b. i May, 1841; d. 2 May, 1841. 
Of these fourteen children, only seven reached adult age, and 
with the death of Charles Rollin King on 12 Jan., 1903, the male 
line of Governor King's family became extinct. After ending 
his last term as Governor, Mr. King retired from active life and 
d. on 21 Jan., 1851, at Providence, being buried in the private 
burial ground of the Kings at Johnston, R. I. A brief obituary 
of Governor King states: "The firm and conciliatory course 
pursued by Governor King did much to allay the bitterness of 
party strife and secure the satisfactory result which was at 
length reached in the settlement of the important questions 
which had agitated the public mind." ..." Few men have 
enjoyed in their day to a greater degree the confidence of the 
public, and few men in their private lives have exhibited greater 
amiability and generous kindness of heart. In the troublous 
times of 1842 his conduct won the approbation of friends and 
conciliated his opponents and in his voluntary retirement he 
carried with him the respect and esteem even of those against 
whom he acted in seasons of unusual difficulties." The portrait 
of Governor King is taken from a very old painting, now in the 
possession of his descendants in Providence — and is said to be a 
good likeness. 


By William Jones Skillman, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(Continued from VoL XXXIX..p. S7* of The Rbcord.) 

113. Isaac N.* Skillman (Isaac/ Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,' 
Thomas*), b. Nov. 24, 1803; d. Sept., 1840; m. Jan. 15, 1825, 
Pamela, dau. of John Strvker and wife Elizabeth Hageman, 
he being one of the four children of John Strjrker, killed at the 
Battle of Germantown (Rev. War), whose widow afterward m. 

iohn Skillman (see No. 36). The names and dates of bap. in 
larlingen Church (Dutch Ref.) of these four are: i. Garret, bap. 
1769; 2. Ida, Feb, 28, 1771; 3. Abraham, Feb. 21, 1773, and John 
(above), Nov. 7, 1774. With two little girls Isaac and wife re- 
moved, 1829, from Neshanic, N. J., to Hamilton Co., O. (near 
Cincinnati). They had six children as follows: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. Dec. i, 1825; d. Aug., 1894; m. May, 1845, 
Elon Strong. Had: i. Freeman, b. 1846; d. 1855. «• 

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Hannah, b. 1848; m. 1870, Jonathan Skillman (see 
No. 70). 3. Emily, b. 1852; m. 1875, Benjamin Hill. 
4. Albert, b. 1853; m. (i) Nancy Pentacost; m. (2) 
Mary Welch. 5. Lillie, b. 1855; m. 1874, Andrew 
Norris. 6. Freeland Rodman, b. 1857; m. (i) Anna 
Siebohm; m. (2) Amanda Welch. 7. Percy, b. i860; 
d. 1881. 8. Anna, b. 1863; d. 1885. 9. Sherman, b^ 
1865; d. 1906. 10. Zebulon, b. 1867. 
Sarah, b. July, 1827; d. May, 1903; m. (i) John Knox; 
m. (2) Daniel Chidester. Had: i. Janet, b. 1849. 

2. Katharine, b. 185 1; m. John Calanan. 3. John, b. 
1853. 4. Anna, b. 1855; d. 1875. 

iii. Edwin, b. Aug., 1832; d. 1870; m. 1859, Mary Wisbey. 
No issue. 

iv. Josiah, b. Dec, 1836; m. 1870, Lucy Calhoun. Had: 
I. Nelson (now in Kansas). 2. Edwin. ^. Josiah. 4. 
Anna. 5. Mary. 6. Ben. 7. Lucy. 8. Lillie. Served 
in the war from April, 1861, to Sept., 1865, as a mem- 
ber of " Merrill's Horse," four years of the time in 
scout duty. Has lived in Illinois since 1867. 

V. Anna, b. Nov., 1838; m. 1865, Theodore Bums. Had: 
I. Aletta, b. 1868; m. Knight. 2. Mary, b. 1873. 

3. Theodore, b. 1882. 

vi. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1841; m. March 12, 1861, Leonard B. 
Harris. Had: i. Julia, b. 1863; m. 1905, R. S. 
Beavens. 2. Minerva, b. 1865. 3. Elsie, b. 1867; m. 
189 1, Barton S. Hill. 4. Clinton, b. 1869; m. 1903, 
Lillian Hedges. 5. Henry, b. 1871; a. 1899. 6. 
Twins: Freeman, unm.; 7. Amy, b. 1873; m. 1895, 
W. C. Perrine. 8. Clyde, b. 1876; d. 1900. 9. Edith, 
b. 1879. 10. Bemice, b. 1881; m. (i) 1902, Edward 
Ballard (d. 1904); m. (2) Harvey W. Dutcher, 1906. 

114. John N.' Skillman (Isaac,* Thomas,* Isaac,' Thomas,' 
Thomas*), b. Sept. 25, 1809; d. June 23, 1894, and with son 
Thomas lies buned in Harlingen Churchyard at Belle Mead. 
A large farmer at Post Town, now PlainviUe, N. J.; m. (i) Jan. 
i7> 1^33* Sarah Moore (b. Dec. 10, 1814; d. May 13, 1853); m. (2) 
Oct. 4^ 1854, Hannah Van Middlesworth (b. April 7, 1824, and now 
1907 living). Children: by first wife, seven; by second three: 

i. Isaac,' b. Oct. 30, 1833; live at Canton, Pulton Co., 111. 
ii. Abraham, b. July 24, 1835. 

iii. Joanna, b. Mlarch 11, 1837; d. Dec. 28, 1904; m. Peter 
Sutphen, Neshanic, N.J. Had one dau., Mrs. Wil- 
liam H. Huff of Belle Mead. 
iv. Jp^Jij !>• Dec. 13, 1839; lives near Canton, 111. 
V. Thomas, b. May 18, 1842; d. March 28, 1888. 
vi. Emily, b. Nov. 23, 1845; d. April 26, 1846. 
vii. Theodore, b. Feb. 28, 1852; lives at or near Canton, 

Fulton Co., 111. 
viii. Greorge Martin, b. May 22, 1857; d. Feb. 4, 1886; m. 
Anne Van Dcrveer. 

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ix. Charles V. M., b. May 20, 1859; m. Tan. 18, 1889, Sarah 

i. Bumiston (b. Dec. 26, 1862). Had: i. George C^ 
. July 22, 1889. 
X. Jessie Augusta, b. June 25, 1863; m. Dec, 1887, Jacob 
K. Schwenger. Had: i. George N., b. 1888. 2. 
Frank C, b. 1890. 3. Ray D., b. 1893. 

115. Isaac* Srillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,' Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. March 3, 1792, at Three Mile Run, near New Bruns- 
wick, N. J.; d. at Litchfield, 111., 1855; a wanderer, and had lived 
in at least six States of the Union, New Jersey, New York, Michi- 
gan, Missouri, Texas and Illinois; m. Dec. 27, 1816, Betsey Powell, 
and circa 1818 removed to near Brockport, N. Y. Both wife and 
he are buried at Litchfield. Children: 

i. Peter Voorhees, b. at Three Mile Run, Oct 17, 1817; 
d. in San Francisco, 1892; m. but no children. 

ii. Jacob T. B., b. Oct. 17, 1819, at Brockport, N. Y.; d. at 
Romeo, Mich., 1895; m. 1853, Louisa Edgett; served 
2>4 vears in "sth Mich. Cav., Army of Potomac. 
Children: i. William J., b. 1855; m. at Oakwood, 
Mich., two children. 2. Cassius Clayton, b. 1857; 

d. 1859. 3. Costella, b. i860; m. Sutherland, 

three children. 

iiL Eleanor M., b. Oct. 19, 1821; d. at Irvington, 111., 1897; 
m. (i) Bryan; m. (2) Griffths. 

iv. Sarah Ann, b. Sept 22, 1823; m. Short. Had: 1. 

Tames. 2. William. Home in Hillsborough, 111. 

V. Abraham D., b. Jan. 20, 1826; d. Chicago, 1899; com- 
mission merchant; m. a cousin, Hannah Powell, 
Romeo, Mich. Had: i. Alice, m. and lived in 
Boston, Mass. 2. Fred'k B., a dentist, Chicago. 

vi. Isaac, b. July 8, 1828; Union soldier in Oivil War; 
never m.; drowned in Bear River, Utah, in going to 
California, 1866. 

116. Jacob Ten Brobcr* Srillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,* 
Thomas,* Thomas*), b. March 10, 1794; d. June 26, 1864; m. Nov. 
14, 1822, Rachel Corey Ayres (b. April 2, 1798; d. May 17, 188^); 

«ad. at Union College, Schenectady, 1816, same class with 
illiam H. Seward; licensed M. D., 1825; practiced in New 
Brunswick thirty years. Children: 

i. Sarah Amelia,' b. Sept. 2, 1823; d. Jan. 6, 185a; m. 
Aug. 5, 1846, Charles Rudolph von Romondt, Prof, 
in Kutgers College; later home in Washington, D. C. 
Had: i. Charles Diedrick, b. 1847. 2. Henry T. B., 
b. 1849; d. 1877. 
ii. Anna Maria, b. Jan. 23, 1825; d. Feb. 3, 1895; m. Rev. 
Charles Rudolph von Romondt, May 18, 1863; home 
in Washington, D. C. Had: i. Enos A., b. 1865; d. 
1866. 2. Walter Middleton, b. 1867; d. 1868. 
iii. Ellen Henrietta, b. April 5, 1827; d. 1835. 
iv. Alanson Freeman, b. March 8, 1820; d. 1832. 
V. Louisa Adeline, b. Feb. 27, 1831; a. 1832. 

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vi. Enos Ay res, b. Nov. 16, 1833; a grad. of Rutgers 
College, 1851; m. Oct. 9, 1867, Alice Middleton; live 
in Washington, D. C. Had: i. Nettie A3rres, b. 1868; 
d. 1870. a. Nannie Van Dyke, b. 1870. 3. Julia M., 
b. 1874. 4. Alice M., b. 1875. 5. Eva Gamett, b. 
1877; m. George Thome. 6. Wesley Middleton, b. 
1878; m. 1903, Fannie Hull Burnett, Washington. 

117. Abraham* Srillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. March 11, 1796; d. Dec. 2, 1862; grad. at Princeton, 
1819; took his M. D. 1833, and settled for life at Bound Brook; m. 
at Trenton, N. J., March 7, 1827, Susan Emma Palmer (b. at 
Yardleyville, Pa., 1803; d. March 31, 1870). Their children: 

i. Joseph P.,* b. May 19, 1832; in N. Y. City from 1852 to 
date; merchant; appraiser in Custom House; m. 
Mav 14, 1856, Elizabeth, dau. of Henry V. Shaddle, 
N. V. City; d. March 13, 1902. Had: i. Julia, d. inf.; 
2. Harry S. 3. Susan Emma, m. George Clark, two 
children. 4. Lizzie S., m.^i) W» W. Brook, one dau.; 
m. (2) Pred*k L. Colwell ot Stamford, Conn.; d. Feb. 
19, 1904. 

ii. Charles Hamilton, b. Nov. 30, 1833; grad. of Rutgers 
College, 1851; of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1854; his 
one pastorate was of Presby. Church at Lt^me, 
N. v.; d. April 19, 1862; never m. 

iii. Ellen Palmer, m. Lewis D. Cook, Bound Brook. 

118. John* Skillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. June 27, 1800, eldest child of 2nd wife, Mary Hage- 
man; d. 1865; m. Martha, dau. of Christoffel C. Beekman and 
wife Manr van Dyke of Six Mile Run, now Franklin Park, N. J.; 
d. 1887; farmer and occupied the homestead or old-time Freling- 
huysen parsonage farm at Three Mile Run. Had: 

i. Theodore,* b. 1834; m. 1859, A^es, dau. of Abraham 

J. Suydam. One dau^ Jane S. Parmer, now living 

m New Brunswick, 
ii. John, b. 1836; d. unm., '1865; buried at Three Mile 

iii. Mary, b. 1838; m. 1858, Augustus Van Zandt of Blawen- 

burg (d. 1884); her home now at Lawrenceville, 

N. J., with her four living children: i. Irene. 2. 

Russell. 3. Eugenia. 4. Hubert, 
iv. Henry, b. 1845; m. Mary, dau. of Isaac W. Pumyea of 

Three Mile Kun. One dau., Cassie. 
V. William, b. 1847; *»• twice. Three children: i. Leroy. 

2. Laura. 3. Marion. Farmer at Blawenburg. 
vi. Jacob, b. 1850; removed to Kansas and m. there. 

Three children: i. Martha B. 2. Edward. 3. John. 

119. William* Srillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,' Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. Tan. 11, 1803; d. Aug. 23, 1872; m. April 28, 1829, 
Maria, dau. of Frederick Davis and wife Margaret Hoagland of 
Six Mile Run (b. March 8, 1812; d. Oct. 20, 1874); removed, 1839, 
from Three Mile Run to Blackwell's Mills, near Millstone, N. J. 

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i MarfifareV 1^. April 13, 1832; m. Dec. 15, 1852, Bernard 
S. Voorhees (d. Dec. 17, 1896). Had: i. William S., b. 
1853. 2. Margaret Anna, b. 1855; d. 1861. 3. Fer- 
dinand Schureman Schenck, b. 1857. 4. Eugene, b. 
1859; d. 1861. 5. Alice, b. 1867; m. 1896, Jacob 
Brogley. All bnt ist live in New Brunswick; he in 
Brookljm, N. Y. 

ii. Mary, b. June 6, 1834; m. June 11, 1854, Isaac B. ^ 
Allen; d. M^ 19, 1884. 

iii. Frederick, b. Jan. 4, 1837; carpenter and builder; d. 
unm. at home in Jersey City, Nov. 11, 1897. 

iv. Jacob, b. Feb. 22, 1839; hardware dealer, Jersey City; 
m. in Neshanic, April 18, 1861, Jane Davis^ dau. of 
Peter V. Davis, Town and County Clerk. Had: i. 
William Edgar, 2. Peter Davis, twins, b. Sept. i, 
1862; bap. in Neshanic Ref. Dutch Church, Aug. 29, 

V. William, b. Jan. 31, 1841; m. Mary Lodge; removed 
(1872) to Pocahontas, Bond Co., 111. 

120. Mary Beekman' Skillman (Jacob,* Thomas,^ Isaac,' 
Thomas,* Thomas'), b. Aug. 26, 1804; m. 1829, Christopher B. 
Voorhees; both joined by Confession Harlingen (Ref. Dutch) 
Chu^h, Nov. 6, 1834, and the following children are there on 
recom as bap. in infancy: 

i. Jacob Skillman^ Voorhees, b. Sept. 20, 1830; went to 
Streator, La Salle Co., 111., whither the family 
eventually removed, 
ii. Martha Beekman Voorhees, b. Sept. 20, 1833. 
iii. Isaac Voorhees, b. May 3, 1836; d. y. 
iv. Isaac Voorhees, b. Dec. 26, 1846. 
Ellen in No. 41, ante^ is Eleanor T. B. (Ten Broeck), m. Peter 
Van Tine, and her sister Jane and husband lived and d. near 
Millstone, and there two of their children livef|. For record of 
Aaron L. (Longstreet?), see No. 121, 

121. Thomas* Skillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac>* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. May 27, 1808; d. Sept. 10, 1853; m. (i) Oct. 8, 1837, 
Caroline Stringham, dau. of George Burret Raymond (N. Y. City) 
and wife Susan Parker, Virginia, niece of Robert Fulton (b. June 
29, 1807; d. March 19, 1845); m. (2) Ellen, dau. of Daniel Pol- 
hemus, Middlebush, descendent from the first of the name in 
America, Domine Johannes Theodorus Polhemus, who in 1654 
became first pastor of the Collegiate (Ref. Dutch) Churches on 
L. I.; educated at Rutgers and took his M. D. at Col. Phys. and 
Surges, N. Y., 1830, and settled in practice at his birth-home, 
near New Brunswick^ N. J. Six children were by the first ^ife 
and four by the second: 

i. Thomas Henry,' d. inf. 
ii. Lucy, d, inf. 

iii. George R., b. i836(?); m. Dec, 1858, Mary LockwooJ; 
lives at Chester Pa.; eight children. 

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iv. Sidney, b. March 19, 1839; d. April 25, 1876; m. Tuly 3, 
1861, Susanna C. Watson. Had: i. Olive Clifton, b. 
1867. 2. Sidney, b. 1869. 
V. Julia, b. at Three Mile Run, Nov. 8, 1840; m. May 16, 
i860, Oliver Clifton Wilson, ship chandler 23 years. 
West St., New York City; d. April 10, 1896. Had: i. 
Irene Clifton, b. 1861; d. inf. 2. Percey R., b. 1863; 
m. 1 89 1, Louise Suydam, Baldwinsville, N. Y.; two 
children, Percey and Anna. 3. Ella Hall, b. 1865; m. 
1898, William Bumside Peck, Boston. 4. Charles 
Sanford, b. 1866, m. 1900, Clara Anthony. 5. Olive 
Clifton (as preceeding at New Brunswick), b. 1867; 
d. inf. 6. Harriet, b. 1873; m. 1897, Heniy Judson 
Chapin, N. Y. City. 7. Louise, b. 1878. 
vi. Frank, b. April, 1842; d. Sept., 1886; m. Sarah Voor- 
hees, Jersey City. Had: i. George. 2. Ella. 3. 
vii. William, b. Jan. 16, 1849; d. inf. 
viii. Lydia, b. July 29, 1850; d. Sept. 3, 1851. 
ix. Thomas Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1852; m. April 27, 1876, 
Annetta Vreeland; drugg:i8t. New Brunswick; no 
X. Emma, b. March 29, 1853; d. inf. 
/-?/.♦ Aaron* Skillman (Jacob,* Thomas,* Isaac,' Thrtias,* 
Thomas*), b. June 23, 1810 (possibly the *'L" in his name Wchs for 
Aaron Longstreet); d. Aug. 21, 1869; m. 1831, Eliza Ann Van 
Nostrand, Six Mile Run (b. April 6, 1812; d. Dec. i, 1895). The 
family in 1854, removed to Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Mich., 
where certain Beekmans, Skillmans and other N. J. families had 
early settled. The children were all b. at Three Mile Run: 
i Catharine,* *b. Nov. 3, 1832. 
ii. Abraham, b. Sept. 9, 1833; d« Feb. 17, 1885; two sons, 

iii. Mary Adaline, b. Feb. 25, 1835. 
iv. Martin Luther, b. Aug. 21, 1838; two sons; live at Mt. 

V. Georgiana, b. April 26, 1840; d. Aug. 21, 1865. 
vi. Isaac, b. June 19, 1842. 

vii. Ann Eliza, b. April 15, 1844; d. July 3, 1876. 
viii. George Washington, b. April 8, 1846; m. and lives near 
Sandusky, O.; one son living, 
ix. Delphi, b. June 7, 1848. 
X. Peter Van Doren, b. Dec. 15, 1851. 
122. Abraham* Skillman (Cornelius,* Thomas,* Isaac,' Thomas,' 
Thomas'), b. Nov. 27, 1802, at Hopewell, N. J.; d. July i, 1881, at 
Lambertville; m. March i, 1827, Henrietta, dau. of David Stout, 
Assoc.-Justice Hunterdon Co., and after it was formed, 1838, of 
Mercer Co., N. J., b. May 31, 1804; d. Nov. 22, 1889; a farmer. 

* Some one (now unknown) kindly sent the author this family record 
(see No. 41)* 

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i. Charles Augustus/ b. Dec. i6, 1827; m. March 2, 1854, 
Sarah A., dau. of Abraham Stryker Skillman and 
wife Sarah Williamson (see No. 93); grad. of Prince- 
ton, 1848; admitted to bar, 1851. Had: i. Charles 
H., lawyer. 2. Mary, m. James S. Studdiford, Lam- 
bertville. 3, Carrie Disbrough, m. Samuel W. 
Cochran, druggist, 
ii. Caroline, b. May 2, 1830; m. Feb. 7, 1856, William M. 
Jewell, merchant; d. Aug. 24, 1870. Had: i. Charles 
A., b. 1857; M. D., Penn. Univ.; d. 1900. 2. Mary E., 
b. 1864; m. Joseph E. Baldwin, Florida, Judge. 

iii. Ida Stryker, b. Feb. 12, 1832; m. Jan. 22, 1862, Dr. 
Edward P. Hawke, practiced at Blawenburg, then at 
Hopewell, and d. Dec. 12, 1898. Had: i. Carrie. 2. 
William W., dentist, Flemiujg^on. 3. Edward S., phy- 
sician, Trenton. 4. Henrietta, teacher. Fort Lee, 
N. J. 5. Mary Emma. 

iv. Mary Emma, b. May 20, 1844; m. Oct. 18, 1864, Ralph 
Ege, b. Nov. 22, 1837, business man, Hopewell. Had: 
I. Albert A. 2. Sarah. 3. Andrew Howard, d. 1891. 
4. Ida Skillman. 5. Mary. The Ege's descend 
from Adam, migrant from, Germany, circa 1748, who 
m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Hunt. See Chambers' 
Early German Settlers of N. /. 

123. Peter* Skillman (Cornelius,* Thomas,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. Sept. 15, 1808; in Med. pract. at Harlingen over 40 
years; d. April i, 1888; m. Nov. 28, 1833, Louisa, dau. of Abraham 
C. Beekman of Griggstown, and wife Rachel Cruser, dau of Major 
Cornelius Cruser of Harlingen; b. 1816; d. March 11, 1887; both* 
buried at Belle Mead. Her father's second wife was Elizabeth 
Houghton, and his father was Christopher Beekman, and mother 
MarUia Veghte; Gerardus, 1707, and Catharine Van Dvke were 
next before, preceeded by Christopher, 1681 (or ChristofiFel, 
DutckY and Mary De la Noy; then came, 1653, the famous 
Gerardus of Platbush, and Magdalen Abeel, and we reach the 
top of this line in America in Willem, 1623, and Catrina De 
Boogh (De Bow). Children of Dr. Peter and Louisa Beekman: 

i. James Alfred,* b. Sept. 17, 1834; d. in N. Y. City, Sept. 

12, 1874; U. S. Marine on board of man-of-war. 

New Urleans; buried at Belle Mead, 
ii. Cornelius P., b. May 16, 1837; farmer at Harlingen; 

never m. 
iii. Abraham B., b. June 28, 1839; m. Anna Moor, now 

deceased; a practicing physician at Bertram, Linn 

Co., la.; two children, Anna Louisa and Frances 

iv. John Calhoun, b. July 25, 1842; m. Mary, dau. of Jacob 

Van Derveer and wife Jane Stryker of Harlingen; a 

grocer in New Brunswick, N. J. 
V. Rachel Adah, b. March 23, 1848; at home with her 

brother Cornelius in the homestead at Harlingen. 

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124. Betsey* Skillman (John,* Benjamin,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. 1790^?); m. (i) Jacob Erwin, drowned in Delaware 
River, 1831; m. (2) John Beaumont (2nd wife) of New Hope, Pa. 
Children as follows: 

i. Elizabeth^ Erwin. No record. 

ii. Margaret Erwin, m. Snook: No other Record. 

iii. Nelson Beaumont, New Hope, Pa., d. unm. 
iv. Tackson Beaumont, m. Miss Stackert. 
V. Sarah Ann Beaumont, m. (1) an actor from whom she 
secured a divorce; m. (2/ John Schenck, Pennington, 
N. J., a brother of the Kev. Noah Hunt Schenck of 
St. Anne's Church (Prot. Episc), Brooklyn, N. Y. 
vi. Louisa Beaumont, m. Dr. Saba Pearson; one son 

vii. Harrison Beaumont, a physician, d. unm. circa 1898 in 

viii. John Beaumont, m. Kate Bassoe. 
ix. William Beaumont, d. y. 

(To be continued,) 


Contributed by Miss Louise Tracy. 

In the course of tracing the ancestry of Martha Goodspeed, 
the wife of John Crosby of Lee, Mass., back to the emigrant 
ancestor, a curious error was discovered in the statement set 
forth in the work entitled Notes on Barnstable Families by Otis. 

The data concerning the Crosby family stated that John 
Crosby, son of John and Mary Crosby, m. Martha Goodspeed of 
Barnstable, Mass., they having been published on 22 Aug., 1766, 
and m. on 26 Nov., 1766, by Nymphas Marston, Esq., in Barn- 
stable. John Crosby with his wife and children removed to Lee, 
Berkshire County, Mass., in 1780, and in 1781 united with the 
Congregational Church there. Martha (Goodspeed) Crosby d. in 
1 812 at Lee, Mass., and her tombstone in the Lee Cemetery bears 
the following inscription: 

•"In Memory of Mrs. Martha Crosby, wife of Mr. 
John Crosby, Sr., who died 25 May 181 2 in the 71st. year 
of her age. 

Farewell all sublunary things 
I go to see the King of Klings." 
From the age given on her tombstone it would appear that 
this Martha Goodspeed was b. 1 741-2. 

The record of the Goodspeed family contained in Otis* Notes 
on Barnstable Families^ p. 404, shows that a Martha Goodspeed, 
dau. of James and Elizabeth (Fuller) Goodspeed, was b. on 31 

♦ Sec Crosby Genealogy by C. C. McLean, pp. 3 and 4. and History of Lee ^ 

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92 The Two Martha Goodspeeds. [April, 

July, 1741, at Barnstable, Mass^ but Otis adds ''She married on 
12 June, 1760, Samuel Winslow of Hardwick." 

A genealogical problem was at once presented as to whether 
the Martha Goodspeed, wife of John Crosby, was identical with 
that Martha Goodspeed who m. Samuel Winslow, or was an 
entirely different person, and whether she was a dau. oi James 
Goodspeed or not. 

An examination of the Winslow Memorial disclosed that 
Martha Goodspeed, wife of Samuel Winslow, was b. on 7 Feb., 
1739, ^t Barnstable, Mass., and ^ih^ History of Hardwick^ Mass, ^ 
and the History of Pomfret^ Vt., confirmed this statement con- 
cerning the a^e of Martha (Goodspeed) Winslow. This birth 
date agreed with the birth date of ,a Martha Goodspeed, dau. of 
Ebenezer Goodspeed, given bv Otis, p. 404, and thus clearly 
proved the existence of two of the name of Martha Goodspeed, 
both of Barnstable, Mass., bom within a year or so of each other. 
Otis had erroneously allotted Martha, dau. oi fames Goodspeed, as 
the wife of Samuel Winslow, when his wife was clearly Martha, 
dau. of Ebenezer Goodspeed. 

In order to make the proof of this error stronsfer, a letter was 
addressed to the town clerk of Pomfret, Vt., asking for a copy 
of the inscription on the tombstone of Martha (Goodspeed) 
Winslow. The town clerk in due course forwarded a letter which 
she had obtained from Mr. Walter £. Perkins, who had been 
making a study of Pomfret history for some years, which reads 
as follows: 

Pomfret, Vt., August 10, 1907. 
Mrs. E. p. Perkins, Town Clerk, Pomfret Vt.: 

Respecting the inquiry of Louise Tracy of New Haven, will 
say, the grave of Martha Goodspeed, wife of Samuel Winslow, is 
at the Gushing Cemetery in Woodstock. The gravestone says: 
died March 9 1813, aged 74years. 

I have never seen the Winslow Genealogy, but here is what 
Samuel Winslow wrote: "I Samuel Winslow was born at 
Rochester april ye 6 Day old Stile A. D. 1735 my wife martha 
goodspede was bom at Barnstable february ye 7 Day old stile 
1739 we was marad at Barnstable June ye 12 New Stile A D 

" My Mother Martha Winslow Departed this Life at pomfret 
on the Ninth Day March 18 13 at 9 a clock A M hur age was 
seventy four years and eighteen days old after a short But Dis- 
tressing sickness of ( — ?) Days of Lung fever She Diede with 
a Smile on Her Countenance she lived with us twelve years ten 
Munths into 3 Day 

March 9 1813 
Ebenezer Winslow her oldest Son" 

Respectfully yours, 

Walter E. Perkins. 

This letter certainly settles the question as to which Martha 
Goodspeed m. Samuel winslow. 

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Baptisms and Births. 


St.— Sittei^A Commviiicftnt. 
fir.-ifirother— A Commanicmiit. 

M. M.~M arried Man. 
S. M.-Sinffle Man. 
Wid.— Widow. 

M. W.— Married Woman. 
S. W.— Single Woman. 

(Condnaed from Vol. XXXIX., p. 33 of Tbb Record.) 


Oct. 5. 

Nov. 6. 
Oct. 10. 


Jan. 23. 
an. I. 

Feb. 8. 

Oct. 2$. 

Carl Christian Frid- 
erick Deinmann 

Louise Johanna 
Catarina Renter, 
his wife 

Benjamin Lydle & 
wife Ann, late 
P i e r s o n , nee 
Fredericks of 

Adam Ftlgel 

Catharine Thnm, 
his wife 

Heinrich Weid- 

Eliza Gerd, his wife 

March 3. George Ebbits 

1847. Serena Downs, his 
b. Apiil 27. wife 

b. Feb. 3. 

b. Jan. 7, 

b. Nov. 27. 

April 4. Dietrich Senne & 

1 85 1. wife Dorothea 

Nov. 29. Knimdick 

April 4. Ernst Senne 
Jan. 4. Gesine Schiegel, 
his wife 

All ch. of above 


Friderica Germans now living 
Dorotea at New Brighton 



Carl Hein- 
rich Chris- 

George Pat- 

Germans, now at Port 
Richmond. Carl 
Etsch, Heinrich 
Kaus, Christina 

Ann Wright 



Ernst Wil- 


Living near 4 Corners. 
Christian Schiegel, 
August Senne, Ernst 
Senne, Friedrich 

Johann Chr. Schiegel, 
Diedrich Senne, 
Friedrich Senne, 
Friedrich Lange, 
August Senne 

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April 22. 

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Aug. 28. 

Oct. 3. 

June 24. 

Oct. 3. 

Feb. 27. 




Catharine Ann 
Hausman, dau. of 
Isaac, his wife 

Lewis Charles 



Both ch. bap. at house 
of Isaac Housman 

Same parents 

Abraham Vanduzer John Hous- 
Bliza Ann, his wife man 

J oh Vanduzer 
' r a n c i s Louisa 
Roff, his wife 

iacob Vanduzer 
largaret, his wife 
Isaac Vanduzer 
Mary, his wife 

Wm. Vroome 
Catharine Egbert, 
his wife 



Isaac Oliver 

Ann Eliza 

Wm. Seawood Elizabeth 

Ann Neats, his wife Frances 

These 4 bap. at house 
of Sr. Sarah Van- 
duzer at Tompkins- 

Living at Tompkins- 
ville. Bp. at house 
of Sr. Vroome near 
4 Corners 

At Port Richmond 

Baptisms by Bernard E. Schweinitz. 

Daniel Eidam 
Margarita N e t e r • 
man, his wife 


FriedrichA.Dreyer Carl Bruno 

of Brooklyn 
Augusta Henriette 

Schipidt, his wife 
Andrew Soner Anna Maria 

Clara Wagner, his Clara 


Joseph Jacobsmyer Johann 
Anna, his wife Christian 

James Hausman Theodore 
Catherine Bauer, Adam 
his wife 

JacobFried'kJackel Magdalena 
Eva Maria Sekin- Rosina 

ger, his wife 

Germans in Factory- 
ville. Bp. in D. Ref . 
Ch. at Port Rich- 

Bp. at house of gr.- 
father, Dr. Schmidt 

Germans at Pactory- 
ville. Baptism at Mr. 
Rathyen's house in 
Port Richmond 

Germans near Port 
Richmond. Bap. at 
parent's house when 
very sick 

Living at Factorjrville 

Living at Factoryville. 
Bp. at house of 
James Housman 

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Oct. 3. 
Sept. 9. 

Oct. 17. 
June s 
or II. 
Oct. 17. 
July 31. 

Nov. 28. 

b. Nov. 3. 

b. Sept 21. 
Dec. I. 

b. April 2 2 

b. II Oct. 

Dec. 12. 
Dec. 14. 

Dec. 14. 

Thomas Sharrot Alfred 
Mary Elizabeth 

Voorhis, his wife 
Paul Schmidt 
Catharine MUller, 

his wife 
Reinhart Koch 
Anna Catharina 

Walter, his wife 
Adolph Levando Joseph 
Emma Schmidt, his 


Bp. at house of gr.- 
mother Mrs. Mary 

Carl Henry 

Anna Maria Both Bp. in D. Ref . 
Ch. at Port Rich- 
Bp. at Factoryville 

Dec. 14. 

Nov. 30. 

Jan. 9. 

June 20. 

March 6. 

Sept 13. 

March 13. 

Sept. 29. 

March 27. 
Feb. 23. 

Same parents Elisabeth 

Bernard Alfrenk William 
Anna Myers, his Henry 

Same parents John 

Christian Bloch Louise 
Rebecca Knief, his Marie 

Sarah Rodgers, wife of Capt. 

W. Cole 

Capt. W. Cole Jonah 

Sarah Rodgers, his Rodgers 

Jacob Mauer John Jacob 

Catharine Kebei, 
his wife 

J o h a n n Heinrich Johanna 
Knoch Hen erika 

Martha Elisabetha Juliana 
Penhart, his wife 

Robert Summers Sylvester 

Susan Ann Stil- 
well, his wife 

Bp. at parents' dwel- 
ling near Mariner's 

Bp. at D. Ref. Ch. at 
Port Richmond 

Bp. at her home where 
she was confined by 

B. E. Schweinitz 
Marie Ottilie 
Goepp, his wife 

Paul Bern- 

Bp. in Ch. at Port 
Port Richmond 

Sr. Mary Connelz of 
Bethlehem, Pa., 
(absent), Br. L. H. 
Cortelyou & Eliza, 
his wife, Mr. & Mrs. 
Dettmar Basse of 
Brooklyn. N. Y., Br. 

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March 27. 
Feb. I. 

May 8. 

Dec, 28. 

June 19. 

185 *■ 
July II. 

, 1853. 

July 17. 
April 20. 

May 15. 

Nov. 6. 

May 22. 

Dec. 6. 

Aug, 8. 
June 25. 

Sept 2. 

Heinrich Jansen Heinrich 
Eden Jansen 

Cathrina Behrens, 
his wife 

Edward Holzhalb Bertha 

Bertha Holzhalb, 
nee Motzer 

Bp. in Ch. 

Bp. in Ch. 

at Port 

at Port 

Iohn Ahrens Anna Maria Anna Hattof, Maria 

iargretha Als- Alsguth. Bp. in 

guth, his wife Port Richmond 

Sept 25. 
March 27. 

Nov. 20. 
July 6. 

Nov. 28. 
Nov* 1 3. 

Dec. 2. 

April 13. 

Dec, 9. 

May 31. 

Nov, 12. 

Albert Hulsebas Gesina Car- 

Fredericka Caro- olina 
lina Feust, his wife 

Daniel Torrance & Alfred 
wife Sophia J. 
Vanderbilt, dau. 
of Corn. Vander- 
bilt of N. Y. 

Jacob Salbacher Bertha 

Barbara Shelling 

Louis Ettlinger Adolph 
Charlotte Atel, his 

Maria Egbert [nee Simonson], 

wife of Jacob Egbert of Tomp- 


iames Burger 
laria Jane Noble, 
his wife 

James Coyne 

Harriet Matilda 
Thompson, his 

Benjamin Lydle 

Ann [Nancy] Fred- 
ericks, his wife 

Cornelius P. Bird 

Lydia Eliza Egbert, 
his wife 





Abraham S. Egbert Cornelius 
Mary Eliza Bird, Bird 
his wife 

Bp. in Ch. 

at Port 

Bp. at parents' house 
at 4 Comers 


On her dying bed 

Both members of our 

Bp. at Richmond in 
house of parents 

At Tompkinsville in 
presence of ch's. 
mother & gr.- 
mother Lydia Eg- 

Bp. at parents' house 
at Vanderbilt Land- 

Same parents 


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Dec. II. 

Jan. 15. 

Nov. 30. 

March 13. 
Feb. 8. 

March 13. 
Feb. 21. 

John Simonson of Catharine 

Joshua Mercereau Stephen 
Sarah Ann Ferine, Henry 

his wife 

Sept. 25. 
Aug. 8. 

Oct. 15. 
Aug. 22. 

, 1855. 
Jan. 7. 

July 17. 

April II. 

Feb. 2. 

June 20. 

Dec. 12. 

June 20. 

Jan. 14. 

June 20. 

July 22. 

June 20. 

Nov. 4. 

JohnGodfried Geb- 


Ehrhardt, his 

George Barth 
Elisabeth Schmidt, 

his wife 

John G o d - 


Living on South side 

Germans. God fried 
W. Gebhardt & bis 

Natives of Germany, 
now of New Brigh- 
ton Conn. Bp. at 
house of gr.- father 
John Schmidt, who 
was sponsor with his 
wife Catharine Gal- 


Baptisms by A. A. Reinre. 

John V. Egbert Lemont 
£llen Simonson, his WiUiams 

James Wilson Shar- Cornelia 

rott Prances 

Agnes Caroline, 

his wife 
Robert Sommers Lavina 
Sarah A. Stilwell, 

his wife 

William Vroome Wm. E m 
Catharine Maria mett 
Egbert, his wife 

Abraham Van Mary 
Duzer Emma 

Elizabeth A nn Van 

John Van Duzer Peter 

Louisa Roff, his Winant 

Living near Bound 
Brook, N. Jersey. 
Bp. at Parsonage 

Bp. at house of gr,- 

Bp. at house of Mrs. 
S. Van Duzer 

Isaac Van Duzer 
Mary, his wife 


Bp. at house of Mrs. 
S. Van Duzer 

iacob Van Duzer John Jacob 
largaret Van 

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98 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Isiand, N. K [April, 

July I. 
March 28. 

Aug. 20. 
March 7. 

Sept. 30. 

Jan. I. 

July 19. 

April 13. 

Sept. 23. 

April 17. 
Feb. 23. 

April 27. 
March 26. 

Sept. 9. 

Oct. 16. 

Sept. 28. 

Jaly 15. 

Oct. 26. 
Sept. 2. 

Apnl 3. 
April I. 

April 7. 

May 25. 


April 12, 


April 26. 

Jan. II. 

ins. Pearce 
latilda Lunt, his 

Jno. Schmidt Catharine 

Catharine Bulner, Margaret 

his wife 
James Wood William 

femilv Britton, his Henry 

James Coyn & his James 
wife Harriet Ma- 
tilda Thompson 

Mary Jane Both lately arrived 
from London, Bng. 

Near Bnirshead 

Cornelius P. Bird 
Lydia Eliza Eg- 
bert, his wife 

Garry Vroome 
Mary Elizabeth 
Martling, hiswife 

iacob Frettert 
iaria Steker, his 

iacob Van Duzer 
iargaret Van 

George M. Root 
Anna M. Van 
Duzer, his wife 

Peter Hirschle 
Francesca Weber, 

his wife 
Robert Barnes 
Louisa Ketteltas, 

his wife 
Peter Anderson 

Margaret Stilwell, 

his wife 

Jane Louisa Bp. at house of Mr. 
Wm. Vroom e in 

Mary Anna 


Wm. Oliver 



Bp. at house of Mr. 
Christopher Vroome 
at Centreville 

Bp. at house of Mrs. 
Sarah Van Duzer at 

G e o r g e & B^. at house of parents 
Elizabeth, in presence of gr.- 
twins parents & sisters 

Margaret Bp. at parents' house 

Anna in presence of 

S. Summers & S. 

Anna, wife of Joseph Egbert, bap. in Ch. on occasion 
of the confirmation of Sarah L. Cortelyou, Elizabeth 
Simonson & Br. N. Britton. 
Jacob Herman Mary Ida 
Garretson of Cen- 
Elizabeth Egbert, 
his wife 

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April 26. Alexander Littell Ada Louise 

1856. Hannah Jane £g- 

July 27. bert, his wife 


April 18. James Baker Jnlia Ann Bp. at house of gr.- 

1856. Elizabeth Burning- mother 

b. Oct. 6. ham, his wife 
b. not Sarah Eliza- 
given, beth 
Ch. of above parents Joanna 


Sept. I. Tno. Housman Egbert 

1856. Susan Haughwout, Haughwout 

July 18. his wife 


Sept. 27. George Vroome Maria Ann Bp. in parents' house 

1856. Elizabeth Taylor, at Centre ville 
b. March 22. his wife 

b. March 27. Leonora 

Sept. 17. Jno. W. Burbank John Alfred Both ch. bap. in sick 

1847. Anna Egbert, . his room of the mother, 

b, July 9. wife in presence of wit- 

1850. nesses 

b. April 9. Same parents Anna 


Oct I. Jacob Van Duzer Lilian Bp, at home of Mrs. 

May 23. Margaret Van Sarah Van Duzer 


Oct. I. Isaac Van Duzer Daniel 

1856. Mary Van Duzer Clyde 
Oct. 10. 

Oct. 15. Geo. M. Root Pierre Van- 

Anna M. Van derbilt 
Duzer, his wife 
Dec. 2. Isaac Romer Emma Jane At house of parents 

1847. Noble, his in New Dorp 

b. Sept. 20. wife 

b. May 14. Mary Matilda 

b. Feb. 21. Ch.of above parents Catharine 

Ann Elting 
Jan. 25. Geo. Washington Geo. Wash- 

1849. Blake ington 

March 6. Mary Ann Wood, 
his wife 

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Feb. 2. Henry Hilton 

1850. BUen Banker, his 
b. March 25. wife 

b. Jan. 10. 

b. April 21. 

b. Jan. 13. 

b.Junei2. All ch. of above 
April 4. Isaac Swift of Cen- 
treville and 

May 23. 

Sept. 26. 

Aug. 23. 

Sept. 28. 

Sept. 26. 

Sept. 28. 
April 4. 

b. in Aug. 

Dec. 8. 

b. April 30 

Dec. 20. 
May 30. 

Abm. Efifbert 
Ann Egbert 
Edward Wood 
Catharine Maria 
Egbert, his wife 

Wm. H'y Smith 

Diana Spicer 

Thomas Spicer 
Matilda Catharine 

John Garrettson 
ane Spicer 

Lawrence H. 

Sarah Catharine 

Same parents 

Edward Bp. in house of parents 
Banker in 9th St., N. York 








Bp. in Ch. at confirma- 
tion of Henrietta 
and E m e 1 i n e Eg- 
bert, Catharine 
Vroom & Mrs. Julia 

Of New Dorp 

Bp. at house of ^.- 

6arents Comehus 

Mary Eliza- Colored 

Ann Eliza Colored 


James Wal- 


Edward M. John- 
son, gardener at 
Mr. W. H. New- 

Margaret Johnson 


Colored home of Stephen 
Martling after the 
wedding of Mr. Jas. 
Vreeland to Miss 
[E. or C] Martling 

Bp. at parents' house 
on Mr. Newman's 

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Feb. 27. 
Feb. 5. 

Feb. 23. 

Sept. I. 

April 17. 

April II. 

July 14. 
April 18. 

July 14. 

Sept. 34. 

July 21. 


Oct. a. 

Apnl 39. 

Oct. 16. 

Jan. 17. 

Nov. 3, 
Sept. 3. 

Nov. 14. 

b. Dec. 25. 

b. July 25. 

Nov. 20. 

Oct. 18. 

Amandens A. Edward 
Reinke Jacob 

Ellen Elizabeth 
Rece, his wife 

Abraham Sharrott 
Hannah Jane Shar- 

William Vroome 

Catharine Egbert, 
his wife 

Garret Vroome 

Elizabeth Martling, 
his wife 

Cornelius P. Bird 

L V d i a Eliza Eg- 
bert, his wife 

Benjamin Simon- 

Adeline Egbert, his 

Abraham Van 

Elizabeth Ann Van- 
derbilt, his wife 

Jno. Wil- 

Bp. at Parsonage. 
Bp. by Rev. Alex- 
ander R. Thompson 
of D. Ref. Ch. at 
Stapleton. S p o n - 
sors — Br. & Sr. Cor- 
telyou, Br. & Sr. 
Coyne, Br. Clement 
L. Reinke 

Christopher Bp. at house of 
Garry Vroome 

Sarah Eliz- " " " 



Susan Ann 



Both bp. in house of 

gr.-mother Lydia 


Ann Lyle Bp. at parents' house 

Alexander Littell Emma 
Jane Littell Laura 

James Cubberly Walter 

Frances Crocheron, Inman 
his wife 

Samuel Farrow Lucy Ann 

Catharine Eliza- 
beth Farrow 

Bp. at School house at 
Centreville after 
evening service 

Bp. at house of mother 
Sharrott, S. side 

Same parents 

Robert Summers 
Susan SumnCiers 

Emily Etta 

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Dec. I. 
July 25. 

Jan. 33. 
Feb. 5. 

Oct. 2. 

April 2Q. 

July 25. 

May 28. 

July 4. 

June 24. 
Jan. 15. 
Sept. 9. 
April 2. 
Sept. 26. 

Dec. 21. 

Oct. 8. 
Jan. 25. 

Oct. lo. 

July 22. 

Oct. 13. 

April 8. 

Nov. 17. 

July 12. 

Dec. 27. 
Jan. 25. 

Henry Hilton 
Ellen Hilton 


3p. at their house in 
E. 28th St., N. Y. 

George Vroome married son of Christopher 

Edward M.Johnson Jane Bp. at parents' house 

Margaret Johnson at Mr. Newman's 

iacob Van Duzer Percival 
iargaret Van 

George Vroome Louis 
Elizabeth Taylor, Taylor 
his wife 

Thomas Luby Mary 

Julia Luby Elizabeth 

John Kadlitz Cora 
Elizabeth Kadlitz 

James Vreeland Jennie 

Elizabeth Martling, Martling 
his wife 

Wm. P. Butler Adeli^de 

Leah Elizabeth 

Johnson his wife 
Peter Anderson Caroline 

Margaret Stilwell, 

his wife 

Robert Barnes Sarah 

Mary Louisa Barnes Louisa 

Baptisms by E. T. Sinsbman. 

Bp. at house of Mrs. 
Sarah Van Duzer 

Bp. at parents' home 
at Centreville 

9p. at Parspnage 

Residing near 


David Colon 
Sarah Ann Colon 

David Ben- Bp. at house of gr.- 
net parents 

Alexander Littell Clara 
Hannah Jane Lit- Adelaide 

b. Aug. 23. Edm. Crocheron Leah Stout- 
Lucretia Crocheron enborough 

Bp. at house of Mr. 
Edward Egbert at 

Feb. II. 
Jan. 30. 

August Brunholer Carl August 
Elizabeth Brun- 

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March 6. 


April 10. 
Jan. 19. 
Oct. 2. 

b. Nov. II, 

b. Feb. 30. 

b. Feb. 23. 

b. Nov. 12, 

186 1, 
March 2. 

May 12. 

Nov. 7. 

Oct. 25. 

John Brindley 
Frances Brindley 

All ch. of 

abov^^ Belle 
y William H. 

Edward Johnson 
Margaret Johnson 
"ohn Vanderbilt 
arah Vanderbilt 


Eva Louisa 

Same parents 

iacob Van Duzer 
largareth Van 

Isaac Van Duzer 
Mary Van Duzer 
Abraham Van 

Elizabeth Van 

Bradley Woad Agnes 

Elizabeth Woad 
Albert Vroome Martha 
Caroline Vroome Jane 




Eliza Ann 

b. Nov. 24. Benjamin Simon- 
Sarah Adeline Sim- 


b. Feb. 9. 

Jan. 9. 

Sept. 10. 

April I. 

Aug. 12. 

April 13. 

Dec. II. 

April 19. 

Sept. 17. 

William Vroome 
Catharine Vroome 
John Housman 
Susan Ann Hous- 

Bp. in sick-chamber of 
mother at Tomp- 

Bp. at house of Mr. 
Jacob Van Duzer in 

« a cc 

tc cc « 

u 4< « 

Bp. at house ot Will. 
Vroome, Centre ville 
Sponsor, Maria 

Lydia Egbert 




James Coyne 
Harriet Coyne 

William Taylor 
Emeline Taylor 

John Radlitz 
Elizabeth Radlitz 




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1 04 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N. K [April* 


July I. 

Nov. II. 

July I. 

Dec. 19. 


July I. 

March 23. 

July I. 

Nov. 25. 


July 4. 
June 16. 

{uly 6. 

July 29. 
une 30. 
Aug. I. 
July 26. 
Aug. 6. 
Jan. 27. 
Aug. II. 

Dec. 21. 

Aug. II. 
March 6. 
Oct. 19. 
Aug. 22. 

John Vanderbilt 
Eliza Vanderbilt 

John Bp. at house of Mr. 

William Thomas Sharrott 

'Mary Clara, dau. of Eliza Van- 
derbilt & Henrietta Vander- 
bilt [Thus in original Ch. book] 

Oliver Vanderbilt 
Sarah Vanderbilt 


oseph Housman 
ydia Housman 



Carl Sebastian JohnHenry Mathew Oelmann, 

Anton Rappeneker 

Thomas Lueders, 
Elenore Lueders 


Christine Kirch 

Edwin T. Sense- 

Sarah Lueders, his 

William Johnson 

Charlotte Johnson 

Robert Barnes 

Mary Louisa Barnes 

George L. Reader Christopher Bp. at g r 

Cath. Reader Vroome house 

George W. Vroom Eliza 

Elizabeth S. Vroom lor 



- parents' 


Peter Heal 
Emma Heal 
John Theodor. Zom 
Esther Ruth Eliza 

Oct. 28. Christian Knoesel, 
Sept. 29. Mr. Banker's far- 
Salome Knoesel 



sick child 

Bp. at Mrs. Swifts' 

Bp. by Eugene X^ei- 
bert. S|>onsors: 
Sarah Leibert. Miss 
Alvina Schuman, 
Theodore Klein- 
knecht, by proxy 

Charles Wolf, Catha- 
rine Rose. Bp. in 
parents' house at 
Freshkill by Eugene 

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iqoS.] /Records ofth€ UniUd Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N,Y, 1 05 

By Rev. H. Gambold. 

1764. David Burger 

Dec. 27. Anne Stilwell 

1766. Christian Jacobson 

March 4, Anne Vandeventer 

177 1. George Colon 

Nov. 17. Mary Limner 

1773. Edward Beatty 
June 29. Eleanor Cortelyou 

1774. Nathaniel Britton 
July 17. Catharine Colon 

1775. Lewis Ryerze 
Jan. 15. Catharine Connor 

1777' James Egbert 
Aug. 3. Elisabeth Martinoe 

Jacob Wood 

Elisabeth Nichols 
Dec. 28. John Buskirk 

Jane Blaw 
1778. Peter Selif 
Jan. 21. Elisabeth Beglo 
Jan. 30. ** Peter Guyon [or Deyoung] ' 

Catharine Ketteltass 
April 5. Peter Hau^hwout 

Mary Martinoe 
April 5. Cornelius Dugan 

Aletta Cousine 
May 20. Stephen Wood 

Alice Simerson 
June 17. Albert Journey 

Mary Perine 
Aug. 9. Hezekiah Rickow 

Sarah Dennys 
Aug. 20. Benjamin Appleby 

Sarah Van Pelt 
Aug. 26. Jonathan Gage 

Elizabeth Medes 
Aug. 27. Tucker Tabor 

Jane Love 
ohn Bachus 


Aug. 30. Thomas Robinson 

Alice Hill 
Sept. 6. Gager Freeman 

Catharine Simeson 
Sept. II. Elihu Wolly 

Sara Vansise 
Sept. 15. Thomas Parker 

Eleanor Smith 

In presence of about 30 persons in 
her mother's house at Old Town 

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Dec, 20, 
Dec, 20. 

Jan. I, 
Jan. 6. 

Feb. 3, 

Feb. 9, 

Feb, 38, 

May 5. 

May 9. 

May t6. 

May 17, 

May 26, 

June 12, 

June 21, 

Oct. 18. 

Oct. 31, 

Nov, 7» 

Tan, 23, 
Jan, 2z, 


Nov. 20, 

Feb, 13, 
March 2, 

March 14. 

April 9» 

May 6, 

May 8. 

Joseph Sylva 
Susanna Mitchell 
Isaac Decker 
Ally Burbank 
John Lisk 
Sara Decker 
John Dunham 
Elisabeth Oliver 
Lewis Dunham 
Catharine Slegt 
Joseph Beers 
Mary Barton 
Abraham Bowlby 
Sara Lake 
Christopher Hevler 
Elizabeth Bront 
Tames Johnson 
Mary Wood 
Reuben Rickow 
Ann Thorn 
William Carroll 
Mary Chambers 
William Jeacocks 
Hannah Garrison 
Benjamin Prall 
Margaret Simonson 
Thomas Trot 
Sophia Romer 
Thomas Batten 
Mary Hinslif 
Nathaniel Britton 
Sarah Pugh 
Daniel De Hart 
Elisabeth Merserean 
Stephen Mercereau 
Sara White 
William Biggs 
Hannah Beard 
Peter Rednor 

Robert Mesy 

Margaret Daily 
Stephen Wood 
Joice Boyes 
John Innes 
Eleanor Smith 
Jonah Colon 
Elizabeth Zeller 
William Ellison 
Ann Hughs 
Hezekiah Marks 
Eleanor Callahoun 

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1780. John Britt 

May 15. Catharine Hemmitim 
May 16. Jesse Tabor 

Elizabeth Wood 
May 31. William Beser 

Eleanor Elland 
July 3. John Fortunate 

Sarah Britton 
Jnly 16. John Hughs 

Ann Dobson 
July 23. Rulof Jacobus 

Lydia Van Syle 
Aug. 25. John Williams 

Tryphena Gold 
Aug. 31. Jacob Lon^ 

Eliz. Fleming 

1781. John Tyson* 

Jan. 3. Mary Housman 
an. 16. Eliphalet Jones 

Elizabeth Bogart 
Feb. 16. Jesse Keen 

Margaret Henly 
Feb. 25. John Mersereau 

Judith Poillon 
March 15. William Reed 

Elizabeth Waters 
March 25. Daniel Lewis 

Elizabeth Handlin 
April 4. Richard Webb 

Dorcas Bardine 
April 3. Joseph Stackhouse 

Sarah Anderson 
April 15. Nicholas Joumeay 

Ann Garretson 
April 22. David Leaforge 

Catharine Seguine 
April 29. John Wood 

Caturey Ridgway 
May 12. Ashley Bowen 

Sarah Palmer 
May 13. Barney Slack 

Mary Cole 
May 30. Henry Parlee 

Rebeka Cole 
June 3. John Guyon 

Sara Ward 
June 3. Thomas Craddock 

Sarah Bedel 
June 3. William Granger 

Sarah Stuart 
June 10. Myles Gardner 

Eleanor Strickland 

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17S1. Amos Rooke • 

June 13, Martha Mersereau 
Jtane 18, John Mersereati 

Mary Taylor 
June iS. Tames Mitchel 

Margaret Wilson 
Aug. 13, John Segoin 

Catharine Jennins 
Aug. 15. Joseph Leake 

Prances Egbert 
Ang, 15. Peter Price 

Mary Spann 
Sept. a. Henry Miller 

Elisabeth Garrison 
Sept. 5. Daniel Storer 

Catharine Androvette 
Oct 7, Daniel Perine 

Lucy Holmes 
Oct, 31, John Garretson 

Martha Codmas 
KoF. 8. John Kruse 

Jemima Simonson 
Nov. 30, Peter Saunders 

Letta Skinner 
Nov, 30, Edmund V^amer 

lane Fitchet 
Dec, 4. Edward Egbert 

Mary Cortelyon 
Dec. 6, Henry Priester 

Elizabeth Romer 
Dec, 18, Adam Smith 

Hannah Barclay 
Dec. ao. William Thorn 

Anne Rickow 
1783, Duncan Kennedy 

ian. 14, Mary Mann 
'eb. 14. Lewis Frazur 

Catharine Thorn 
March 13. John Egbert 

Mary Holmes 
March 23, Jonathan Parker 

Mary Paterson 
April 8. George McLeland 

Margery Teague 
April 14. Cornelius Mersereau 

Aultje Amerman 
April 23* Simon Meyer 

Ann Bush 
April 33. George Grey 

Mary Eldridge 
April aS. Peter Perine 

Ann Palmer 

( To be continued,) 

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I908.] Tkt Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. 1 09 


Richard Henry Greene AJyf., LL.B., 
Corresponding Member of the ^. £^ Hii toric Genealogical Society. 

Fourth Generation.* 

10. Desire* Green (Warren,* William," William*), b. at Eastham, 
Mass., Jan. 14, 1735; m. Philip GoflEf of Wethersfield, Conn., who 
was b. at Middletown, about 1727. She d. at Easthampton, 
Conn., April 22, 1767. He d. at Chatham, Conn., Oct. 27, 1779. 
Their children, b. at Middletown and Chatham, were: 

32 i. Mercy* GoflF, b. 17^6; bap. Jan. 12, 1757. 

33 ii. Benjamin Green GoflE, bap. Oct. 9, 1757. 

34 iii. Timothy Goflf, bap. July 27, 1760. 

35 iv. Philip (joflf, bap. Aug. 17, 1766. 

36 V. James Goflf, bapjune 2, 1767 (record says 1776). 

11. Elizabeth* Green (Warren,* William,* William*), b. and 
bap* at Middle Haddam, Conn., July 5, 1742. I was informed 
she m. Jeremiah Brainerd, but I think, that was an error, from 
the fact that another Elizabeth m. a man of that name. 

12. Bathsheba* Green (Warren,* William,*, William'), b. and 
bap. at Middle Haddam, Conn., Oct. 23, 1743; m. Stephen Hos- 
mer,t Oct. j, 1763, who was bap, Feb. 19, 1744. Stephen and 
Bathsheba lived at Middle Haddam, Conn. Children: 

37 i. Stephen* Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., April 26, 1767. 

38 ii. Asa Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had^ April 26, 1767. 

39 iii. John Budd Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., June 5, 1768. 

40 iv. Ann Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., April 12, 1772. 

41 V. Mary Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., July 31, 1774. 

42 vi. Peter Hosmer, bap. Oct. 27, 1776; lost at sea. 

* The first three generations was published in Vol. LVII, A^. E. HisL 6^ 
Gen. Register^ January, 1903. 

t Philip Goff was descended from Philip > GofiE, who settled in Wethers- 
field, Conn., before 1649. He built the first house in present Rocky Hill 1655. 
He was freeman Oct, 1669, and d. 1674. He left a widow Rebecca and £ve 

Philip * Goff, second wta and third child, b. 1653; m. Mrs. Naomi, widow of 
John Refolds, uid dau. of John and Ann Latimer, b. Wethersfield, Conn«, 

i 9^ 1724-5. They lived at Knowle's landing, 
now Middle Haddam, 1720. 

April 4» 1^8. He d. March 7, 1724-5* 

Philip* Goff, eldest child, b. 1685; m. Dec. 15, 1703, Mary, dau. of ' 
and Hannah Couch. He d. March g^ 1724-5. They lived at Knowle's 1 

— . He w 

in the part of the 

Philip* Goff, b. Oct 15, 1704; m. about 1725, Sarah . He was bap. 

Mid. Had., Sept 13, 1741; she Sept 19, 1742. They lived 

town which was afterwards East Hainpton. 

Philip ' Goff, the eldest child, m. Desire Green. 

t I was wrong in the former paper in calling him Caswell, He was son of 
pne " .... -....,• * ^ 

Stephen Hosmer, b. April 24, 171 1; Yale, 1732; d. 1751. Grandson of Rev. 
Stephen Hosmer, b. 1670; Harvard, 1699; fi>^t pastor of First Church, East 
Haddam, 1704, till his death June 16, 1749. His wife was Sarah Long of 
Boston, Mass. She d. Sept 30, same year. 


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1 10 The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [April. 

Bathsheba Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., Aug. 23, 1778. 
Matilda Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., April 8, 1781. 
Horatio Hosmer, bap. Mid. Had., Sept. 14, 1783. 
Euclid Hosmer, bap. Aug. 20, 1786; went to the West 
47 xi. Rozilly Hosmer, bap. June 20, 1790. 

13. Sarah* Green (Warren,* William,* William*), b. Dec. 27. 
1723; m. Oct. 5, 1767, David Dimock,* b. Rocky Hill, 1745; moved 
to Vermont, then Wyoming Valley, Pa , where his wife d. 1813, 
then he moved to Montrose, Pa., and d. there Aug. 14, 1832. They 

Infant,* d. Oct. 13, 1775. 
Infant, d. Nov., 1775. 

Mehetable Dimock, m. Jared Clark of Middletown and 
East Haddam. 

51 iv. Asa Dimock, b. May 27, 1776, Rocky Hill. 

52 V. Davis Dimock, b. Aucf. 22, 1780. 

14. Warren* Greene (Warren,* William,' William*), b. Aug. 31, 
1747; bap. Sept. 6, 1747; m. Lucy Brainerd, Nov. i, 1770. She 
was b. Chatham, Conn., Feb. 6, 1747-8, dau. of Nathan and Sarah 
(Gates) Brainerd of Chatham. They lived in Chatham, then 
Ashfield, Hampshire Co., Mass., then Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
She d. Feb. 16, 1821; he d. June 28, 1824, at Richfield. Children: 

53 i. Child,' b. Aug., 1771; bap. Feb. 16, 1773; <*• Feb. 18, 

aet. 18 mo. 

54 ii. Levi Greene, b. 1772, Chatham; bap. Feb. 16, 1773.! 

55 iii. Anson Greene, b. Jan. 3, 1774; bap. April 13, 1774. 

56 iv. Hannah Greene, b. May 8, 1776; bap. June 23, 1776. 

57 V. Brainerd Greene, b. May 8, 1778; bap. Oct. 18, 1778. 

58 vi. John Greene, b. Ashfield; bap. July 30, 1781. 

59 vii. William Greene, bap. May 30, 1784. 

60 viii. Warren Greene, bap. June 4, 1786. 

61 ix. James Greene, bap. June 15, 1788. 

62 X. Timothy Greene, b. Feb. 3, 1790; bap. April 10, 1791. 

15. Benjamin * Greene (Warren,* William," William* ), bap. Middle 
Haddam, July 2, 1749. He was perhaps the Benjamin Green 

* David Dimock was descended from Thomas ' Dimock, who came from 
England, was freeman Dorchester, Mass.; removed to Scituate, then Hingham. 
was freeman Plymouth Colony, Dec. 3, 1639; Deputy, Magistrate, Council of 
War, and Lieutenant of the Militia. He m. at Barnstable, Ann Hammond of 
Watertown, Mass. 

Deac. Shubaei* Dimock, bap. Dec. 15, 1644;. m. April, 1663, Joanna, dau. of 
John Barsley, for second wife, and had five children, of whom Schubael was 
one. He removed to Mansfield, Conn., and d. Oct. 29, 1732, in his 91st year. 

Schubael' Dimock, b. Feb., 1663; resided at Barnstable, Mass; m. (i) 
Bethna, dau. of John and Hope (Howland) Chipman; m. (2) Tabitha, dau. of 
Melathia Lothrop, May 4, 1699. She d. July 24, 1727; he d. Dec 16, 1728. 

Samuel^ Dimock, only child, b. May 7, 1702; m. Hannah, dau. ot Jos. and 
Hannah (Cobb) Davis, June i, 1740; lived at Saybrook, Conn. Justice of Peace, 
Lieutenant and Captam in Militia. Removed to Rocky Hill, Conn., and d. 
during the war. 

David* Dimock, in the text, m. Sarah Green. 

t A Capt Levi Green, Westmoreland Pa., had a dau. Sarah, m. June 26, 
1817, John Rockwood, b. July 7, 1782. 

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I908.] The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, \\\ 

who served in Col. Jedediah Huntington's Reg., Conn. Continen- 
tals, on the Hudson River, July 15, 1780, until Dec. 9, 1780. 
19. William* Greene (William,* William,' William'), was b. 
Middletown, Conn., March 8, 1771; bap. March 14, 1773, East 
Haddam, Conn. William * Greene was son of William • Green, who 
m. Jan. 25, 1770, Elizabeth Young, b. Aug. 26, 1733, dau. of 
Robert* Yotmg, Jr,*b. Dec. 11, 1696, in Eastham,Mass.; m.Oct3, 
1 7 17, Elizabeth Pepper, b. July 11, 1698, dau. of Isaac and Apphia 
^Freeman) Pepper of Eastham. He removed to Middletown, 
Conn. His parents both d. when he was a child and he was 
sent to his uncle, Capt. Tames Green, to be brought up with 
his younger brother Enocn. He was first in a store at East Had- 
dam Landing, then went to sea. He m. Oct. 26, 1791, at East 
Haddam, Indiana, dau. of Jehielf and Temperance Tinker of that 
place. They had three children, who were bap. by Rev. Solomon 

* Robert* Young, Sr., was b. Eastham, Aug., 1667; m. March 22, 1693-4, 
Joanna, dau. of Samuel and Lydia (Doane) Hicks of same place. 

Robert' Youne was son of John' Young who came to Plymouth, Mass., 
from England, and m. Dec 13, 1648, Abigail, dau. of Henry Howland, brother 
of John, the Mayflower Pilgrim. 

t John ' TinJcer came from England about 1637, m. (i) Sarah Barnes; she d. 
1648; m. (2) 1651, Alice Smith; he d. Hartford, Conn., Oct, 1662. 

Amos* Tinker, 4th child, b. Lancashire, Mass., Oct 28, 1657; m. Sarah, dau. 
of George Durant, June i, 1^2; he d. Lyme, Conn., 1730, aet 73. 

Amos* Tinker, Jr., b. Ljme, Tan. 17, 17 16-7; m. Lucy Lee, b. Lyme, June 
20, 1690, dau. of John and Elizabeth Smith. 

Sylvanus^ Tinker (Amos,* Amos,* John^), b. Lime, Dec. 9, 1730; ro. (i) 
Abigail Olmstead, 17C5; m. (2) Welthy Gilbert, 1781. One of his descendanu 
was wife of Jeremiah Day, President of Yale. He was partner of Richard 
Green at East Haddam in the shipping business. He sold half the dock and 
storehouse at the Landinfc to Capt James Green, Tan. 20, €770. 

Phinehas,^ eighth child, brother of the last, b. Feb. 6, 1634-5; m^ Nov. 24, 
1761, Charity Marshall (sister of Ruth, who m. Capt Tames Green), T 

James GreenT,b. Freetown, 
I 21. r ^' • • 

Mass., Nov. 6, 1738; he d. Jul^ 14, 1782; she d. April 21, 1802. Children: 
i. John Marshall* Tinker, d. 1763; m. Lovina Snow. Children: 
i. Clarissa,* b. 1800; m. Erastus Jackson, 
ii. Benjamin Snow, b. 1802; m. Mary Hopkins, 
iii. Sylvester, b. 1807; m. Catherin Kennedy, 
ii. Martin Tinker, b. 1767; m. Naomi Spellman. Child: 

i. Almyra, b. 1794; nu Carlos Gibbons, 
iii. Sylvester, b. 1772; m. Ann Staples. Child: 

i. James Green Tinker, b. 1797; m. Phebe Van Gorder. 
iv. Parthenia, m. 1806, Norman Fancher. 

V. Lucinda, m. Rowley. 

vi. Charity, 
vii. Olive, never m. 

viii. Lee, lived in Bozra and later in New York. 
Jehiel* Tinker (Amos,* Amos,* John*), b. Lyme, Nov. 11, 1741; m. Tem- 

f>erance . He lived in East Haddam in 1^75; was . appointed second 
ieutenant of the armed brigantine Minerva^ Giles Hall was captain, and 
James Hopkins first lieutenant She was 108 tons burden, 40 seamen and 
40 marines. In 1776 Conn, fitted out three galleys, one at New Haven, one at 
New London, and one at East Haddam; this last built by Job Winslow, was 
commanded by Captain Jehiel Tinker, first lieutenant, David Brooks, second, 
Elias Lay, master, Calvin Ely. Captain Tinker also, at some time in the war, 
commanded a small privateer from East Haddam. I do not think he was 
killed in the service as some say, but he d. betore 1799. Alter his death his 
heirs (Sept. 23, 1803), Henry and Almyra White, Temperance Tinker and 

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112 The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [April, 

Blakeslee of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in 1804; in the bap- 
tismal record she is called " India, widow of Wm. Green." He 
was lost at sea in the schooner Polly from New London, Conn., in 
1 80 1. Wilson Green, son of Capt. James Green, was with him on 
this voyage, and he also was lost. Mrs. Indiana Greene m. Feb. 
5, 1S06, Gideon Burr.* She d. June, 1858, aged 87, and was buried 
at Canaan, N. Y. Children: 

63 i. William Young* Greene, b. July ao, 1792. 

64 ii. Russell Tinker Greene, b. Tune 26, 1794. 

65 iii. Sophia Indiana Greene, b. jan. 11, 1798. 

ao. Enoch* Green (William,* William,* William*), b. May 8, 1772- 
He came with his brother to Bast Haddam and was brought up 
by Capt. James Green. He returned to Middletown afterwards, 
where he was a member of the Second Congregational Church, 
and Oct. 13, 1788, subscribed to an agreement to support the 
ministry in that church. I have heard he removed to the 
vicinity of Whitestone, N. Y., afterwards. 

21. Hannah* Green (James/f William,* William'), b. March 14, 
1755; bap. April II, 1773, E^t Haddam, Conn.; m. Joseph 
Hungerford. He went to Boston, 1775, on the Lexington Alarm. 
She m. (2) Capt. David Pierson from Southampton, L. I., who 
commanded a company in Col. Josiah Smith's ist L. I. Regt, at 
the battle of Lon^ Island, Aug., 1776. She lived at East Haddam 
the last of her life and d. July 2, 1833. She had two children 
both by first husband: 

66 i. Hannah,* Hungerford, b. July 13, 1778. 

67 ii. Joseph Hungerford, b. 1781; never m.; d. Aug. 12, 

1816, aet. 35. 
23. James* Green, Jr. (James,* William,* William'), b. April 8, 
1758; m. Mary Gelston, aau. of Deac. Maltby and Mary Gelston 
of Biidgehampton, L. I. She was b. Julv 3, 1^58. He was a sea 
captain and d. at sea, Dec, 1784. Her elder sister Catharine was 
wife of Gov. De Witt Clinton, Elizabeth was the first wife of 
David Pierson who m< (21) Hannah* Green above. The father, 
Maltby Gelston, was b. March 20, 1723; m. Mary, dau. of Dr. Thos. 
and Mary (Livingston) Jones, N. Y. He was son of Judge Hugh 
and Mary (Maltby) Gelston, who was for twenty-one years Judge 
of Court ot Common Pleas, Suffolk Co., N. Y. When the British 
overran Long Island, Deac. Maltby Gelston fled to East Haddam, 
and occupied a house on the river bank, south of the present 
Watrous and near the Boss Hubbard place; part of the foun- 

Indiana Green sold to Richard Green "land of late Jehiel Tinker in Moodut 
Landing, where the dwelling stands." Children: 
i. Almyra* Tinker, m. Henry White, 
ii. Temperance Tinker, unm. 

iii. Indiana Tinker, m. Oct. 26, 1791, William Green, 4th. 
* Indiana Green Burr had: Henry A., Gideon and Clarissa Ann Burr; her 
second husband d. Oct. 18, 1827, aged 76 years. 

t In the sketph of (9) James* Green, there is an error which should be 
corrected, it appears on pstge 8 of reprint. Speaking of Mary Drake, I should 
have said her mother was Hannah Moore ^ dau. of Deacon John Moore ^ for she 
was not a dau. of Henry Wolcott as has been said many times. 

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1908.] The Greene Family of Ptymouth Colony, 113 

dation was visible some years sinc^. It was afterward occupied 
by Mrs. John Marshall (who was Elizabeth Winslow) and her 
dau. Ruth. • The foundation has now fallen into the river with 
the ground; about it. 

24. William* Green (James,* William," William*), b. Aug. 26, 
1760; bap. March 14, 1773. Went into. the navy, when young, 
during the war of Independence. He never returned and it was 
reported to his family that he was drowned trying to escape 
from the prison ship in. Wallaboucfht Bay, N. Y. Harbor. The 
Conn, ship-of-war, Oliver CromweU^ was ordered Dec. 5, 1777, to 
enlist crews with all speed, under the rules of the Continental 
Congress. Timothy Parker was made captain. She was built at 
Saybrook, 1775. - April 20, 1778, Parker reported prizes' taken, the 
Cyrus y 16 guns, th^ Admiral Keppel^ 18 guns. In his report he 
speaks of the merit of his oncers in action, "keeping such 
inexperienced young boys (as many of them were) to their 
quarters, without the show of fear or noise or confusion." Hence 
William then in his i8th year was not the only boy. 

. In a list* of prisoners committed to Porton pnson, Eng., Oct. 
i3» J777» appeiars the name "William Green, ship Oliver Crom- 
well** Another entry, same i^ame, without vessel, later. The 
History of New London, says, "the crew were released Aug.^ 
1770, they ha,d been on prison ships Jersey and Good Hope** 
Weob's stateitnent published ii^, the N. Y, 0en. & Biog. Record^\ 
says: "The Cromwell was not .captured until 1781. The list oiE 
Prison Ship Martyrs also has bis name. He may have been in 
England as a prisoner and sent back for e^^change or other 

He had the example of his father who had gone to the war 
and his teacher, Nathan Hale, the martyr, who lived with them 
WA was dead. 

25. Benjamin^ Green (Jatnes,* William," William*), b. 'East 
KaddiuQ, Aug. 31, 1762; bap. M^ch 14, 1773; m. Betsey Bigelow, 
b. June 14, 1768, Colc^iester^ C<^nn., dau. of Jonathan^ and Eliza- 
beth (Otis) Bigelow, and rrand-dau. of James Otis and Sarah 
Tudor, hi^ Wife, dau. of Samuel Tudor. Benjamin Green d. 
July 31, 1828, Mrs. Grreen d. July, 1855. Children: 

68 . i. James* Green,, b. July 29, 1789. 

f N. £. U. 6- G. Register. Vol. XXXIII, p, 37. 
t Vol. XXIX. p. 221. 

\ Jonathan Bigelow was b. Aug. 10, 1740; m. 1758; d. Jan. 13, 1823; son of 
Asa and Dorothy (Otis) Bifi^elow; Asa, son of Lieut John and Sarah Bigdow; 
Tohn, son of Joshua and Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow; he was son of John and 
Mary, dau. 01 John and Margaret warren. Children of Jonathan and Elisa- 
beth (Otis) Biffdow: 

i. Delight, b. Dec 24, 1759; m. John Fisk. 
ii. Dorothy» b. Feb. 3, 1701; m. Lt. John Brown, 
iii. James, b. March 16, 1764; m. Anna Day. 
iv. Elsey, b. March 27, 1766; d. June 13, 1776. 
V. Betsey, m. Dec. 25, 1787, Benjamin Green, 
vi Sarah Tudor, b. ^{arch 2, 1771; m. Roger Wing. 
Til. Eunice, b. June 3, 1773; m. Chester Bard well, 
viii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 11, 1775; drowned 1793. 


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1 14 Th€ Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [April, 

69 ii. Ruth Green, b. Dec. 14, 1790. 

70 iii. Betsey Green, b. Sept. 26, 1795. 

71 iv. Harriet Green, b. April 30, 1800. 

72 V. Benjamin Green, b. Jan. 2, 1803; d. unm. 

73 vi. Hannah Green, b. Jan. 2, 1803. 

74 vii. Sarah Wing Green, b. March 27, 1808. 

75 viii. Anson Green, b. Aug. 14, 18 10. 

26. Richard* Green (Tames,* William,' William*), b. March 10, 
1765, at East Haddam; bap. March 14, 1773; m. May i, 1803, Sally 
Webb,* of Saybrook (now Chester^, Conn. After his marriage 
he moved into the Jehiel Tinker nomestead, which he bought 
Sept. 23, 1803, for $i,oic.oo from the heirs Henry and Almyra 
White, Temperance Tinker and Indiana Green. This place con- 
taining 80 rods, is described in the deed as at Moodus Landing, 
between Thomas Marshall, Joseph Atwood and Elijah Atwood. 
It was beautifully situated at the top of the terraces on the upper 
road, facing the river, a double colonial house, in which Richard 
Green lived until his death, and there all of his children were 
bom. It was the second house south of Captain Tames Green's 
house where he was born. The south wing of Maplewood Semin- 
ary, now being taken down, is remembered as it stood between 
Eliphalet Bulkeleys and Aunt Piersons. Richard Green was a 
merchant and ship owner until he retired from business in 1814, 
when he furnished the capital for the new firm ''R. and T. 
Green," managed by his younger brother Timothy. He was 
Tithing man, constable, surveyor of highways, selectman, and 
many times moderator of town meetings. In 1816 he was ap- 

E>inted to purchase land for the town. He was captain of the 
ast Haddam South Company, 25th Regiment Conn. Militia, and 
in that capacity marched his company in 1812 on an alarm to 
New London. This was in the second war with England. 

Capt. and Mrs. Green always attended the First Church in 
East Haddam, which was then called Uptown, now Little Had- 
dam. Captain Green d. at his home in East Haddam, Feb. 8, 
1848, aet. nearly 83 years. His widow removed to Brooklyn, 
N. Y., where three of her sons resided, but after her only 
daughter's marriage, she went with her to live in Danbury, 
Conn., where she d. June 5, 1858, aged 78; her remains were 

S laced beside her husband's in Riverside Cemetery, East Had- 
am. Their children, all b. at East Haddam, were: 

76 i. Richard William* Green, b. March 28, 1804. 

77 ii. Henry Green, b. Sept. 5, 1805. 

* Sally Webb was dau. of Wm. Webb, b. Sept. 19, 1746, who m. Elizabeth 
Hudson, aau. of Richard and Keturah (Goldsmith) Hudson, all of Sterling, 
Southold, L. I., which he left when the British took possession after the Battle 
of Long Island, in which he participated as a member of Joshua Young's Co., 
Col. Josiah Smith's Regiment He d. Sept. 23, 1832. He was descended from 
Richard * Webb, who came from England to Cambridge, Mass., 1626, m. Eliz. 
Gregory, and d. at Stamford, Conn., io^6; John * and Ann Webb, Northamnton, 
Mass.; John* and Susanna (Cunliffe) Webb of same; Henry* Webb, b. Nov. 
20, 1668, lived and d. Dec. 6, 171 2, at Wethersfield, Conn.; m. Oct. 10, 1695, 
Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1672, dau. of Sam'l Hurlbutt; Ebenezer,* b. Nov. 20, 1697, 
lived Southold, d. 1776. Had Wm.* Webb, in the text. 

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1908.] The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, 1 1 5 

78 iii. William Webb Green, b. March 29, 1807. 

79 iv. James Wilson Green, b. March 20, 1809. 

80 V. Sidney Green, b. Jan. 2, 181 1. 

81 vi. Frederick Warren Green, b. Aug. 16, 1813. 

82 vii. Elizabeth Green, b. Aug. 28, 1816; d. Feb. i, 1818. 

83 viii. Sarah Ann Green, b. April 16, 18 19. 

27. Ann* Green (James,* William," William'), b. East Haddam, 
Feb. 13, 1768; joined the church June 5, 1796; m. Nov. 29, 1789, 
Jared Spencer, son of Maj.-Gen. Joseph Spencer* and Martha, 
aau. of Hezekiah Brainard, his wife. Jared was a twin, b. June 5, 
1762; bap. Millington, July 25, 1762; graduated Yale, 1784, and 
later admitfed to bar and practiced till his death. He was cap- 
tain 6th Re^. Militia. He perished in a snow storm Nov. 11, 
1820; his wife d. Nov. 11, 1855, aged 87 years and 9 months. 

84 i. Nancy* Spencer, b. May 29, 1791. 

85 ii. Mary (Polly) Spencer, b. Sept. 12, 1793; d. Sept. 7, i860. 
%^ iii. Lucretia Spencer, b. Sept 12, 1793; ^. April 26, 1858. 

87 iv. Richard Green Spencer, bap. May 4, 1800. 

29. Oliver* Green (Tames,* William,* William*), b. East Had- 
dam, Aug. 16, 1773; bap. Aug. 22, 1773; m. Dec. 10, 1797, at 
Cheshire, Mass., Damaris Howe, b. Killingly, Conn., Oct. 6, 1779; 
she was dau. of Isaac and Damaris of fiast Haddam. After 
marriage they lived at Cheshire for a time and two of their 
children were b. there. He was a blacksmith and had a forge 
where the East Haddam bank stood later. Their residence was 
adjoining on the north. He was Justice of the Peace and post- 
master. He d. Jan. 2, 1848; she d. Oct 27, 1866, and both were 
buried at East Haddam. Children: 

88 i. Nancv* Green, b. Aug. 25, 1799. 

89 ii. Marshall Green, b. Sept. 7, 1800; d. Aug. 19, 1826. 

90 iii. Son, b. and d. Sept. 10, 1802. 

91 iv.- Timothy Green, b. Nov. 2, 1803; d. March 2, 1814. 

92 V. Oliver Green, b. Dec. 31, 1805. 

93 vi. Lucretia Bacon Green, b. March i, 1808. 

94 vii. George Warren Green, b. June 28, 1810; d. Nov. 18, 


95 viii. Edmund Harris Green, b. Dec. 10, 181 2; d. California 


96 ix. Mary Ann Green, b. Nov. 11, 18 16. 

97 X. Timothy Wilson Gr^en, b. Jan., 1822; d. Oct. 15, 1822. 

* Gen. Joseph Spencer was son of Isaac and Mary (Selden) Spencer, who 
was son of Samuel Spencer of Millington, Conn., who was son of Sei^eant Jared 
Spencer of Cambriaffe, Mass., one of the first settlers of Haddam. Joseph 
Spencer was Major of Colonial troops at Louisbure, 1757; Lieat.-Col. 1759, and 
1760; he was General of Militia, Conn., 1775. He went with his brigade to 
Boston, 1775, suid Congress made him Brigadier-General, July, 1775; m Aug., 
1776, he was made Major-General of the Continental Army. He resigned, 1777, 
but as General of Connecticut Militia, assisted Gen. Sullivan in R. I., Aug., 1778. 
He was then elected to Congress from Conn. His family was large and have 
been influential in many States of the Union. 

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1 16 Th4 Knickerbocker Family. [April, 

30. Timothy* Green (Jamies,' William,' William*), b. East Had- 
dam, July 3, 1776; bap. July 21, 1776; m. April 18, 1813, Mrs. 
Lucretia (Hathaway) Knowles, b. Feb. 4, 1779, Fairhaven, Mass., 
dau. of Samuel and Joanna (Gilbert) Hathaway of that place. 
He succeeded his father, who was the first postxnaster, and 
lived in the brick house just noi:th of the family homestead. He 
was lister, 1806-10; collector road tax, 1812; ganger, 1817; sur- 
veyor of lumber, 1818, and State Senator. He d. June 15, 1853; 
she d. March 31, 1856. They were buried in Riverside Cemetery, 
Bast Haddam. Childrjen: 

98 i. Ma:ria Theresa* Green, b. April 21, 1815. 

99 ii Catherine Lucretia Green, b. Aug. 14, 181 9. 
100 iii. Timothy Franklin Green, b. Oct. 11, 181 1. 

{Td be continuetL) 


By William B. Van Alstynb» M.D.' 

(ContinQed from VoL XXXIX, p. 4^ of TvH Rbcord.) 

5. Elizabeth' KNiCKiRBOCKBR.nohannes Harmensen^* Harmen 
ansen^), bap. i Nov., 1702, at Albany, N. Y.; tn. there 8 Feb., 
1725^ Sybrant Quackenbos, bap. there 14 June, 1702, son -of 
Adrian Quackenbos and Catherine Van Schaick. Children, bap. 
in Albany: 

1. Catbarina,* bap. 5 Sept; 1725; spon.: Anth. V. Schayk 

and Cath. Quakkeilbosch. 
ii. Anna, bapi. 25 Feb., 1728; spon.: Piet. Qualckenbosch 
and Neeltie Knikkerbakker; d. y. 

32 iii. Johannes, bap. in May, 1729; spon.: J^sse and Neeltie 

D. Foreest; m. 9 Dec, 1758, Jannetje Viele. 
iv. Adriaan, bap. 18 March, 1732; spon.: A dr. and Cathf. 
• Quackenbos. 

33 V. Annaatje, bap. 15 Jan., 1734/5; soon.: tiarmen and 

Neeltje Knickerbakker; m. 1752, Lodovickus Viele. 
vi. Elizabeth, bap. 11 Sept., 1737; spon.: Johannis and 
Cornelia Knickerbakker; d. 7. 

34 vii. Harmen, bap. d Dec., 1738; spon.: Wouter and Elisa- 

beth KniCKerba^ker; m. about 1764, Judith Morrel. * 
viii. Neeltie, bap. 28 Feb., 1742; spon.: Johannes Knicker- 
bakker, Jr., and Coma. Knickerbacker. 

35 ix. Elizabeth, bap. 28 Feb., 1742; spon.: Anthonv and 

Catharina Quackenbos; m. 28 May, 1762, at Albany, 

Johaniids I. Fort. 
10. Harmen* KnicICerbockbr (Johannes Harmensen,* Harmen 
Jansen'), bap. 25 D^c, 1769, at Albany, N. Y.; d. i8 Sept., 1768, 
at Schaghticoke, N. Y.; aged 58 years, 8 months and 18 days; m. 
about 1745, Rebecca, De Wandellar. On 27 Nov., 1751, Harmen 

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was ordained a dea^con in the Dutch Reformed Clitirch ^t Schagh- 
ticoke, N. Y.; in Nov., 1763, Jacob Viele succeeded him; on 20 
Dec, 1767, he was appointed efder, and on his deqease, his brother 
Johannis was eleqted to the office. He ;is descried as " a beloved 
elder " in this chnrch. ^* flarmeii ICni(?kerbocker of Schotta Coak, 
Albany Contity, yeoman^*' made his will 12 Sept., 1768, proved 
I Nov., 1768, and recorded at Albany. In it. he metitions his 
nephew John, son of/brother J qhn |Cnic)cerb€K^ker, sister Eliza- 
beth Quockenbos, nephew Darieb Vanf actor and his sister 
HanniSi Kipp, brother Woiighter Knickerbocker, sister Nealoha 
. Knickei^boCker, cousin UanQab, wife of Cornelius Vanfaiter, 
jpousin Hai^nidi, :wrife pf Lewis T. Vieley, and cousin Hannah, 
wife of Bgmon Kipp. He wills real and personal propertjr, 
the latter Ipcluding a silver tieapot, six ^dosen spoons and six 
dozen iablespoons. The executors were his brothers Woughter 
and John Knickerbocker (Femoyf 's Calendar^ of Wills^ p. 2 25T It 
is evident that when Harmon made his v^ll his, wifeanq son 
^ere; dead. Child of Harmen Knickerbocker and Rebecca De 
Wandellar: \, 

i. JohJEinnes,\bat>. 2$ H^', 174^, bX Albany; spon,: Tohan- 

ne^s andCornelia KnicJEkerbackker; probably buried 
. 2 Pee.> 1 747, ^t Albany. ^ .. / 

II. WouTER*' Knickerpockeh (Johaunes Harmensen/ Harmen 
Jansen*), 19 Oct;, 171^/ bap. at Albany, 1*1. Y.; d. 8 Aug., 1797, at 
Saratoga, J7. Y.; n^. 9 Jan., 1735, ** Albany, Elizabeth Fonda, 
hap. 4 July, 171 1, at New York City, dati. of Isaac Fonda* and 
Alida Lansing. .Wouter Kinickerbocker was for lixany years a 
resident of Albany. Children, bap. at Albany: 
.36 i. Anna,^ bap. 9 Nov,', 1735; spon.: Hannes! Knicker- 

bakker and Elizabeth Quackenbos; m. 10 Dec, 1757, 

Cornelius Van Vecbten. 
ii. Isaac, bap. to ^cfv^ 17 31; spqn. : Isaac and Alida Fonda. 
37 iii. Alida, bap. 20 Nov., 1737; spbn.: Hendrik and Marytje 

Fonda; d. 17 Feb., 181 9, at Schaghticoke, N. Y.; m. 

21 Oct., 1758, Dirk Van Vechten. 
iv. Elizabeth, bap. 25 ^arch, 1739; spon.: Lucas and 

Reb^cc^ HpogbklrTi^* fL y. 
V. Elizabeth, bap. 28 Sept., 1740; spon.: Abraham Fonda 

and Cornelia Knickerbakker. 
vi. Johannes, bap. '3 April,' 1743; spon.: Wouter Groes- 

beek and Neeltje Bratt; d. y. 

■ _: i ' ■ ' i_ : 

^ Isaac Fonda, bap. 9 March, 1684, at Albanv; m. there 3 Dec, 1708, Alida 
Lansing, bap. there 3 July, 1685; buried there 23 March, 1748; dan. of Hendrick 
Gerritsen Lansing ana wife Lysbeth. He was son of Douwe Jelisen Fonda. 

Douwe Jelisen Fonda, d. 24 Nov., 1700; m. Rebecca . He owned land 

at Lubberde land (Troy) in 1676. They were church members at Albany in 
1683. He was son of Tillis Douwesen Fonda. 

Jellis Douwesen Fonda was in Beverwyck as early as 1654. He m. Hester, 
perli^ps the Hester Jansz who stands as sponsor in 1690 at the baptism of Anna, 
dau. of Douw Telisen Fonda. In 1664 Hester Douwese, assisted by her chil- 
dren Douw and Greetien, sold to Jan Coster Van Aecken two distiller's kettles 
for four hundred gilders seewant, she being then probably a widow. In 1666 
she was widow of parent Gerritsen. 

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vii. Johannes, bap. i6 Nov., 1746; spon.: Harmen and 

Neeltie Knikkaback. 
viii. Rebecca, bap. 18 June, 1749; spon.: Harmen Knicker- 
backer and Rebecca Hooghkerk. 
Wouter Knickerbocker had children buried at Albany 29 Nov.^ 
1737, 9 Oct., 1743, 16 July, 1747, and 26 Sept., 1752. 

12. Cornelia* Knickerbocker Johannes Harmensen,' Harmen 
Jansen'), bap. 21 Oct., 17 16, at Albany, N. Y.; m. 29 Feb., 1744, at 
Albany, Teunis Van Vechten, bap. there 10 July, 1709; buried 
there 27 June, 1756; son of Dirk Cornelisen Van Vechten* and 
Margarita Harmense Luwes of Schaghticoke, N. Y. Children: 

i. Dirck,* bap. 17 Feb., 1745, at Albany; spon.: Benjamin 

Van Veghten and Catharina Wendel. 

38 ii. Anna, bap. 4 Dec, 1748, at Albany; spon.: Joh. and 

Neeltje Knickerbacker; m. there 29 Jan., 1767, Ignas 


iii. Margaritta, bap. 2 Jan., 1752, at Schaghticoke; spon.: 

Dirck Van Vechten and Elisabeth Van — ;;-. 
iv. Johannes, bap. 23 Oct., 1755, at Albany; spon.: Har- 
men and Rebecca Cnikkerbacker. 

13. Johannes' Knickerbocker (Johannes Harmensen,* Harmen 
Jansen*), bap. 24 March, 1723, at Albany, N. Y.; was m. there 
17 Feb., 1750 (Schaghticoke Records), by Rev. Theo. Frieling- 
huysen, to Rebecca Fonda, bap. 14 April, 17 18, at Albany, 
" daughter of Col. Nicholas Fondaf and Anna Marselis." 

On 22 Nov., 1752, Johannes joined the Dutch Reformed 
Church at Schaghticoke and there at various times he officiated as 
elder and deacon. The church record states that he "died 16 Aug. 
1802 aged 79 years," furthermore that "he was in the colonial 
army and was appointed Colonel 20 Oct. 1775.^ Revolutionary 
War records show that he was Colonel of the Fourteenth Regi- 
ment of Albany County Militia. The record states further that 
his wife " died 8 Jan. 1800 aged 81 years" and her life is expressed 
in the text " She was full of ^pod works and alms deeds which 
she did." In Harper's Magcustney vol. 54, p. 42, is a picture of 
Colonel Johannes Knickerbocker and his wife reproduced from a 

* Dirk Coraelisen Van Vechten, m. c Dec., 1703. at Albany, Margarita 
Harmense Luwes, both b. and living in the Colony oi Rensselaerwyck. She 
was dau. of Harmen Livesz and Marretje Teunisz. He was son ot Cornells 
Tetmisen Van Vechten and Annetje Leendertse. 

Comelis Teunisen Van Vechten, alias Keesoom, of Papsknee, an island 
below Albany, m. (i) in 1668, Sara Solomonse Goewey^ daughter of Salomon 
Abelsen; m. (2) Annetje Leendertse; m. (3) 3 June, 1689, at Albany, Maria 
Lucase, widow of Jacob Claessen. Comelis Teunisen Van Vechten was son of 
Teunis Dirksen Van Vechten. 

Teunis Dircksen Van Vechten with his wife, child and two servants came 
to this country in 1638, in the Arms of Norway . He owned a farm at Green- 
bush, N. Y., in 1648. In 1663 he was referred to as " an old inhabitant here.*'^ 

t Nicholas (Qaes) Fonda, m. 16 Nov., 17 16, at Albany, Annetje Marselis, 
bap. there 30 June, i^, dau. of Gysbert Marselis and Barbar Claasz Groes- 
beek. He was son of Douwe Jelisen Fonda and his wife Rebecca, both early 
church members at Albany. 

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painting in the east room of the old Knickerbocker mansion at 
Schaghticoke. AppUton's Cyclopedia 0^ A mertcan Biograthy^ vol. 
3> PP* 5^1 ^^^ 5^2i gives a clearer picture of Colonel Knicker- 
bocker and a picture of his homestead. 

Children of Johannes Knickerbocker and Rebecca Fonda 
bap. at Albany: 

39 i. Johannes/ bap. 24 March, 1751; spon.: Harmen and 

Rebecca Knickerbacker; d. 10 Nov., 1827, at Schagh- 
ticoke, N. Y.; m. 1 March, 1769, at Schaghticoke, 
Elizabeth Winne. 

40 ii. Anna, bap. 11 March, 17^3; spon.: Geysbert and Elisa- 

beth Fonda; m. 5 Apnl, 1 771, at Schaghticoke, Abra- 
ham Viele. 

iii. Neeltie, bap. 24 Nov., 1754; spon.: Wouter and Neeltje 

iv. Elizabeth, bap. 24 Nov., 1754; spon.: Gerrit Marselis 
and Pollie Funda. 

Johannes Knickerbocker had two children buried at Albany, 
one 4 March, 1756, and the other 2 Oct., 1757. 

C4. Benjamin* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen*), m. 
about 1732, Aletteka Halenbeck. 

5 Oct., 1766, Domine Fryemont received into membership of 
the Red Hook Reformed Church from the church on the Flatts 
Benjamin Knickerbacker and wife Aletta Halenbeek. 

In 1766 Domine Kujrpers made a register of the seats in the 
same church. Benjamin Knickerbocker paid 7^ for five places in 
seat number twelve. The five places may have been for himself 
and wife, his son and daughter-in-law ana his grandson. 

Benjamin Knickerbocker and Aletta Halenbeck may have 
had a child: 

41 i. Laurentz,* b. about 1733; m. Margerie Bain (Ben). 

1$. John* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen'), b. 1710; 
d. 10 Nov., 1736; buried at Lime Rock, Conn., said to be the 
first burial in that cemeterv; m. {i\ Jacomyntje Freer, bap. 4 
Nov., 1711, at Kingston, N. Y., dau. ot Abraham Freer and Aeche 
Willems Titsoort; m. (2) 22 Feb., 1751, at Sharon, Conn., Jemima 
Owen; b. and d. at Sharon, Conn. 

The will of John Knickerbocker of Salisbury, Conn., is dated 
5 June, 1785, proved 3 Jan., 1787, and recorded at Sharon, Conn. 
TSharon Probate Records, Book F, p. 264). He wills his wife 
Jemima one-half the house and bam and the use of all his land 
adjoining the house known by the name of the Grant, during her 
life, also two cows, one horse and six sheep, firewood, necessary 
timber, etc., also one year's provisions, viz., meats and bread, and 
one-hundred weight of live swine. To hi^ eldest son Abraham 
he gives thirty acres of feasable land and fifteen acres on the 
mountain; to his second son Lawrence, three acres and twelve 
acres, and to his fourth son Isaac fifteen acres adjoining that 
given Lawrence. To Harman's John, so-called, and my grandson. 

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he wills twenty-five acires, with the house his father built. To 
his eldest daughter Mary Hogabome he gives one-half a lot of 
land Mr. Mclntyre now ' lives on, joining easterly on Bbeh 
Hanchet's land and westerly on Widow Van Dusen's land, also 
land known as the Wite Pitch and to Jane Jackson he gives the 
other half of above said lot and pitch. To daughter Sary Griffin 
he wills all my land on the east side of the highway. The fifth 
son Solomon gets everything else not already given away, he 
giving to ttai'mop's three children, not 'before named in this will, 
viz., paying the boy Bartholomew £^\*io^ to Rachel and Thankful, 
twins, jif I to each when they are of age. He appoints Joseph 
Hanchet of Salisbury, and Jeremiah Hogaboom of Canaan, 
executors. The will is witnessed by Joseph Hanchett, Mary 
Valance and Aaron Jaqua. 

The births of the children of John Knickerbocker, except 
Echie, are taken from the Salisbury, Conn., records: 

42 i. Abraham,* b. it April, 1733; bap. 3 May, 1733, at 

Germantown, N. Y.; spon.: Jacobus and Anahke 
Decker; probably m. Jerusha -; — . In the baptisn^' 
the mother's name is recorded as Jacobaatche. This 
might hdve'/been a. first wife of whom we have no 
record or a clerical error for Jacomyhtje. 
iL Echie, bap. 9 Feb,, 1734, at Linlithgo, N. Y.; spon.: 
Jan and Tyssie Decker; probably d. y.; mother's 
name recorqed ^s Jac-— *^. 

43 iii. Lawrence, b. i or 7 Sept., 1739, according to Salisbury 

records, but i Nov., 1739, according to the Athens, 
N. Y., clxutch rebords when he ^as baptised; no 
spon.; probably m. Catharine -7—. 

44 iv. Harmon (Herman), b. 3 Jan., 1 741/2, according to 

Salisbury reidbrds^ but 13 Jiin;, ^74^; according to thi 
Athens church tecordf, spon. t6 baptism being 
Herm. Knickerbocker and wife Catha.; d. prior to 
June, 1785; m. Thankful — ^. 

V. Mfary, b. 18 Dec, 1744; bap. 2 June. 1745, at Rhine- 
l)eck, N. Y.i sponl:. Pettrus Knickerbocker and 
Meseri Penn; m. Qer«miah) Hogabome. 

vi. Johanneke (J^ne^t ^- ^ Aug., 1747; bap. 6 June, 1748^ 
at Mount Rpss,* N. V.; spon.: !5eilo8 and Johanneke 
Baldin; m. ^ Jackson. ' 

45 vii. Isaac, b. 17 June, 1750; bap. 15 Oct., 1750, at Linlithgo; 

spon.: Hendrick Schmit and Geertruy Prey; m. 

Hannah . 

viii. Sarah, b. ii March, 1752; m. Griffin. 

46 ix. Soloman, b. 12 Oct., 1754; m., about 1775, Anna Heath. 

16. Harmxn* Knickerbockbr (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen*), b. 
1712; d. 19 Aug., 1805, aged 93 years; m. (i) Catrina Duyteher, 

* The first baptism in the Dutch Reformed Church of Greenbush in 
Livingston Manor; also known as Gallatin or Domine Vedder*8 Church, but 
now called Mount Ross. 

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b. 1712-31; d. 30 April, 1771, aged 5- years, dau. of Roelof De 

Dtiidser and Jannetje Bressie; tn. (2) Elizabeth , who d. 6 

Sept., 1805, a£^ed 77 years. ^'Herman Knickerbacker" and his 
wives are buried in the family cemetery on the Belden farm 
between Wassaic and Dover, N. Y. He lived opposite Mrs. 
Joseph Belden's and where George N. Perry lived for many 
years, the property now owned by William Rnndall. The West 
Side Cemetery is near the homestead. 

A census of the slaves above the ag^ of fourteen, taken in 
1755 ^ ^^^ precinct of Rhinebeck, shows that Harman owned 
two slaves, one of whom was named Tom. It is interesting to 
note that Thomas, a negro man belonging to Hermanns Knicker- 
bocker, was baptised 22 July, 1781, in the Presbyterian Church at 
South Amenia, N. Y. 

Harmanis Knickerbocker of Amenia Township, made his will 
27 April, 1802, proved 11 Oct., 1805, and recorded at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. (Book of Wills, vol. B, p. 550). In it he mentions wife 
Elizabeth, sons Lawruence, RuliS, John and Harmanis, daus. 
Mary and Lydia, grandson Moses Butt and son Ruliff's son Cor- 

Children of Harmen Knickerbocker and Catrina Duytcher: 
i. Jannetje,* bap. 20 April, 1738, aged 4 months, at 
Athens, N. Y.; spon.: Myndert Mynderse and Jan- 
netje, his wife; d, y. 
ii. Lauwrens, bap. 27 Jan., 1740, at Kingston, N. Y.; 

spon.: Petrus and Jannetjen Knickerbocker, 
iii. Janche, bap. 10 Sept., 1742, Rhinebeck-Red Hook 
^N. Y.) church records; spon.; Comelis Knicker- 
Docker and Catharina Vosburgh; probably m. 4 April, 
1769, at Oblong, N. Y., John Crosswell. "Jane, wife 
of John Crofuell," d. 15 Feb., 1781, in her 39th year 
and is buried on the Belden farm. 

47 iv. Rudolf t, bap. 16 April, 1745, at Oermantown, N. Y.; 

spon.: Jacob Vosburg and Elisabetha Knickerbocker; 
a. 28 June, 1807; m. 22 Dec, 1768, at Oblong, Cath- 
arine butcher. 

48 V. Maritffen, bap. 28 Feb., 1748, at Germantown; spon.: 

Mantgen Knickerbocker and Jurv Segendorf ; prob- 
ably m. 28 Jan., 1768, at Oblong, Joseph Gillet. 
vi. John, 
vii. Harmanis. 
viii. Lydia. 
In the family cemetery on the Belden place is buried Mrs. 
Catharine Knickerbacker, who d. 4 Sept., 1772, in her X9th year. 
She may have been the young wife of one of Harmen's sons. In 
that cemetery are also buried two sons of Lawrence and Mary 
Knickerbacker, Samson, who d. 8 Julv, 1793, in his 5th year, and 
Silas, who d. 27 April, 1806, in his loth year. 

17. Elisabeth* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen'), no 
record of birth; d. 23 April, 1793, at Dover Plains, N. Y.; m. 
Gabriel Dutcher, b. 2 Peo., 1720, at Tackkanick, N. Y.; bap. 10 

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April, 1720, at Lonenburg, N. Y. (New York City Lutheran 
Cnurch Records), son of Roelof De Deutser* and Jannetje Bressie. 
Gabriel moved from Dutchess County, N. Y., to Salisbury, Conn., 
with his parents and there inheritea his portion of the estate. 
He returned to Dutchess County after 1759, ^^^ after his wife's 
death in 1793, went to live with his son John at Cherry Valley, 
N. Y., where he died. His wife was buried in the old graveyard 
at Dover Plains. Children: 

i Lauwrenz,^ b. 17 Jan., 1740; bap. at Athens, N. Y.; m. 
S Nov., 1761, at Oblong, N. Y,, Geertruy Wheeler, 

ii. Rulof, bap. 24 Aug., 1741, at Athens, N. Y.; "b. five 
weeks before at Camp;" spon.: Lour, and Marytje 
Knickerbacker, ''the grandparents." 

iii Ma^Yy m. 8 Jan., 1765, at Oblong, N. Y., Bdwardus 
Wheeler, K>rmerly of Livingston's Manor. They 
had a son John, bap. 2^ Dec, 1777, at Mr. Silas 
Belding's house (South Amenia, N. Y. records). It 
is not proved that Mary belongs to this family. 

iv. Benjamin, bap. 29 Jan., 1744, at Germantown, N. Y.; 
spon.: Fieter Ben and Malche Knickerbocker. Ben- 
jamin moved to Dutchess County, later to White 
Creek, Washington County, N. Y., and finally to 
Shaftsbury, Vt., where he d. He m. Thankful 
Benson. They had eight children for whose de- 
scendants see Ballou's History of Milfordy Worcester 
Co,y Mass. 

* Roelof De Deutser, m. 17 Nov., 1700, at Kinffston* N. Y.» Jannetje Bressie, 
dau. of Christoffel Bressie and Styntje Claes. He d. 19 Jan., 1737, and his 
wife d. 26 July, 1749. 

The origin of the Dutcher family in this country is obscure. Two branches 
appear at Kingston. The first represented br Machteltje Roelofse De Deutser, 
who m. 19 Aug., 1683, at Flatbusn, Long Island, Jan Hendricksen Oosterom, 
and had children bap. at Bereen, Flatbush and Kingston. She was dau. of 
Roelof Willemsen (Van Heerden) of Albany, New York City and Brooklyn, 
and Willemptje Tyse, who m. (2) Jan Comelisen Buys. The second branch 
consists of tne following De Deutsers: — Cornelia Janse, who m. prior to 1680, 
Jan Wels; Cornells, who m. prior to 1693, Leonora de Hooges, widow of Willem 
de la Montague; Catharina, d. at Flatbush (Kingston), who m. 11 Feb., 1700, at 
Kingston, Jan Rolan, widower of Judick Schirara; Dirick, b. at Hurley, who m. 
10 Nov., 1699, at Kingston, Jannetje Bont; Roelof, who m. 17 Nov., 1700, at 
Kingston, Jannetje Brussy; Barent of Tariytown, N. Y., who m. (i) prior to 
1701, Maritje Conkele, and m. (2) 29 Dec., 1717, Dirckje Smit, widow of Hen- 
drick Lammersen; and David, b. in Esopus, who m. 19 Feb., 1714, at Kingston, 
Elisabeth Deffenport It is probable that they are brothers and sisters, tor we 
find them standing reciprocally as sponsors at baptisms of each othera children, 
and prominent among those children the names Johannes and Margrietje. 
" John Williamson, ye Duitcher/' took the oath of EnRlish allegiance in Ulster 
County, I Sept., 1689, and "Comelis ye Duitcher failed to appear. Jan 
Willemsen Brant and Grietje Comelise had children bap. at Kingston: Willem, 
22 Jan., 1662, and Tys, 24 April, 1681. Further research may prove that the 
second branch of the Dutcher family are children of Jan Willemsen Brant and * 
that he is a brother of Roelof Willemsen previously mentioned. 

For further particulars concerning the Dutcher family see Our Colonial 
Ancestors and Their Descendants, by Henry Whittemore. 

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V. Cornelius, bap. 24 May, 1746, at Germantown; spon.: 
Cornelius Knickerbocker and Ellaar Ben. 

49 vi. Christoflfel (Christopher), bap. 3 Jan., 1748, at German- 

town; spon.: Christoffel and Gertraut Deutser; m. 
9 June, 1768, at Oblong, N. Y., his cousin, Mary 
Belden, dau. of Silas Belden and Janetie Knicker- 

vii. Catharina, b. 17 Sept., 1749; bap. at Athens; no spon.; 
may have m. William Woolcutt. They lived in 
Dover, N. Y., and had a son Sebastian, b. 13 Dec, 
1748; bap. at South Amenia, N. Y.; spon.: John 
Wheeler and Ruth Samson. 

viii. Elias, m. 25 April, 1776, at Oblong, Mary Rose. They 
had chil(&en: Catharine, b. 21 Feb., 1777; John, b. 18 
Aug., 1781, and Elizabeth, b. 18 May, 1783. It is not 
proved that he belongs to this family. 
ix. Jeany, m. 3 Feb., 1780, at Oblong, John Hoflfcut. 
They lived at Dover and had children: Hannes 
Yeary, b. 4 Nov., 1780, and Elizabeth, b. 19 Oct,, 
1784. It is not proved that she belongs to this 

50 X. John, b. 5. Jan., 1759, at Salisbury Conn.; d. 2 Dec, 

1848; m. 17 May, 1779, Sylvia Beai^dsley. 

18. Pbtrus* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen*}, b. and 
residing in Dutchess County; m. 17 Sept., 1742, at Kmgston, 
N. Y., Margerie (Meseri) Bain, b. in Dutchess County and re- 
siding in Kingston, N. Y.; bap. 18 Oct., 1719, at Kingston, dau. of 
Hugo Ben and Elisabeth Schot. Petrus lived near Mount Ross, 
N. Y. (Huntting's Little Nine Partners^ p. 366). He and his wife 
were church members there prior to Nov., 1767, and he was 
appointed elder 4 May, 1770, and 20 May, 1J80. 

Children of Petrus Knickerbocker and Margerie Bain: 

51 i. Marika,^ bap. 4 Sept., 1743, Rhinebeck-Red Hook (N. 

Y.), church records; spon.: Cornelius and Jannetje 
Knickerbocker; m. 13 Oct., 1766, at Mount Ross, 

iohan Adam Dings, 
ilip, bap. 24 Feb., 1745, at Rhinebeck; m. i July, 
1766, at Mount Ross, Anna Maria Dings. 

53 iii. Laurentz, bap. 25 Oct, 1747, at Germantown, N. Y.; 

spon.: Johan Benn and Catharine Knickerbocker; m. 
([i) Maria Gertrude Snyder; tn. (2) Nancy Race. 

54 iv. Lisabeth, bap. 12 Nov., 1749, at Germantown; spon.: 

Hui and Lisabeth Ben; m. 30 Oct., 1769, at Mount 
Ross, Jacob Dings. 

55 V. Petrus, b. 7 Nov., 1751; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts, N. Y.; 

spon.: Pieter and Dorothea Vosburg; m. 18 Feb., 
1790, at Claverack, N. Y., Rebecca Vosburgh. 
vi. Benjamin, m. and left descendants. 

56 vii. James, bap. 20 July, 1755, at Mount Ross; spon.: Peter 

Ben and Hanna Lescher; m. 24 July, 1780, at Mount 
Ross, Maria Dennis. » 

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57 viii. Majory (Margaret), bap. 8 May, 1757, at Linlithgo, 
N. Y.; 8pon.: James and Lisabeth Ben; m. Hugh 
Ray, New York State Marriage license dated 24 
May, 1775. 

$8 ix. John, bap. la May, 1759, at Mount Ross.; spon.: Jacob 
Hermanns and Catherina Vosburgh; m. 22 May, 1785, 
at Mount Ross, Anna Maria Kaus. 

59 X. Hugh, bap. 30 Aug., 1761, at Linlithg:o; spon.: Pieter 

Ben ana Johanna Lesscher, his wife; m. 11 June, 
1786, at Mount Ross, Rachel Schram. 

19. CoRNBLis' Knickbrbockbr (Laureus,* Harmen Jansen*), m. 
Bleonora fBllaar, EUinar, Helena) Ben, bap. 7 Jan., 1722, at 
Kingston, N. Y., dau. of Hugo Ben and Elisabeth Sichot« On the 
I May, 1768, they became church members at Mount Ross, N. Y. 
Comelis Knickerbacker of North East Precinct made his will 
7 Jan., i774jproved 23 Jan., 1789, and recorded at Poughkeepsie 
m Book of Wills, vol. A, p. 124. In it he mentions wife, son John 
and daus. Caty, Catarina, Genne, Lana, Margree, Elizabeth, wife 
of Benjamin Van Leuveren, and Mar^, wife of Tobias Miller. 
He appoints his wife and brothers Benjamin and Peter Knicker- 
bocker executors. Children: 

60 i. Elizabeth,^ bap. is Feb., 1747, at Germantown, N. Y.; 

spon.: Peter Benn and Johanna Lescher; m. Ben- 
jamin Van Leuven. 

61 ii. Marika, bap. 2 Oct., 1748, at Germantown; spon.: 

Peter and Meseri Knidcerbocker; m. Tobias MuUer 
ili. Laurentz, bap. ^ Feb., 1751, at Linlithgo, N. Y.; spon.: 
James and Elisabeth Bean; probably d. young as he 
IS not mentioned in his father's will. 

62 iv. Johannes, 4). 12 Nov., 1752; bap. at Rhinebeck, N. Y.; 

spon.: Jhan and Antje Ben; m. Susanna Pulver, 

63 V. Cathrina. bap. 8 May, 1757, at Linlithgo; spon.: Ben- 

jamin Knickerbocker and AJetteka Halenbeeck, his 
wife; m. John Schermerhom. 

64 vi. Lena, b. ti July, 1761; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts, N. Y.; 

spon.: Johannes Van Wagenen and Geertrui Scott; 
m. Johannes Hilligass. 
vii. Mar^aretha. bap. 26 Aug., 1764, at Germantown; spon.: 
* Philip and Maria Knickerbocker. 

65 viii. Genne (Jane), m. Johannes Pulver. 

66 ix. Cornelia, m. Simon Milius. (>>metia probably belongs 

to this family but is placed here without proof. 

20. Janbtib (Tohannbke)' Knickerbocker (Laurens/ Harmen 
Jansen*), b. s Nov., 1721; d. 18 March, 1799; m. 27 Dec., 1743, 
bilas Belden, b. 13 Nov., 1717. at Wethersfield, Conn.; d. 9 AprU, 
1787 (data from family records); son of Silas Belden and Abigail 
Robbins. The house where Silas brought his bride stood in 
what was called Dover, or more exactly the town of Washington, 
at the foot of Plymouth Hill, on the left-hand side going up from 
Dover. Theg- grandsons Lawrence and Silas began their married 

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lives in the homestead, but later Silas moved to the second house 
at the right of 'the foot of Plymouth Hill, on the right side of the 
road from Amenia. Lawrence remained and finally built a new 
house, moving the old one to the rear but with a space between 
them. A few months after the death of his wife, Louisa Ketcham 
Gregory, both structures were torn down. Tabor Belden ^son of 
Joseph Belden and Eliphal Tabor) and his son Joseph built the 
present house on the lawn back 01 the old homestead further up 
the road and in the town of Amenia. 

Silas Belden, Sen., of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess County, 
made his will 20 Feb., 1786, proved 19 April, 1786, and recorded 
at Albany. In it he mentions wife Janetie, sons Silas and 
Lowrens, and daus. Mary, Jane and Elizabeth, and heirs of dau. 
Abegal and Katrine. He wills personal property and land in 
Charlotte Precincts, in Salisbury, Vermont, and in Canaan 
Township, Albany County. Executors, the wife, son Lourens 
and son-in-law Christopher Dutcher (Pemow's Calendar of Wills^ 
p. 47). 

Children of Silas Belden and Jane Knickerbocker: 

67 i. Silas,* b. 9 March, 1745; bap. 2 June, 1745, Rhinebeck- 

Red Hook (N. Y.) Church Records; spon.: Benjamin 
. and Maltgen Knickerbocker; d. 30 Sept., 1789; m. 17 

Oct., 1765, at Oblong, N. Y., Dorcas Gillette, 
ii. Mary, b. 5 Nov., 1746; d. y. 
iii. Lorentz, bap. 25 Jan., 1747, at Germantown, N. Y.; 

spon.: Lorentz and Mariken Knickerbocker; d. y. 
iv. Laurentz, bap. 22 Feb., 1749, at Germantown; spon.: 

Benjamin and Catharina Knickerbocker; d. y. 
V. Lawrence, b. 18 Dec, 1750; d. y. 
vi. Mary, b. 23 Feb., 1751; m. her cousin Christopher 

Dutcher, bap. 3 Jan., 1748, at Germantown, son of 

Gabriel Dutcher and Elisabeth Knickerbocker. 

Either the date of her birth or that of the preceding 

Lawrence is wrong. We are inclined to think that 

the latter should be b. 18 Dec, 1748, and refers to a 

younger Lawrence. 

68 vii. Abigail, b. 4 March, 1753; m. Clement Ray. Shed. 

before Feb., 1786. 

69 viii. Lawrence, b. 2 Sept., 1755; d* ^^ Dec, 1832; m. 3 Oct., 

1776, Susanna Wheeler, 
ix. Catherine, b. 7 Sept., 1757; m. 20 April, 1778, Pardon 
Burlingame. She d. before Feb., 1786, leaving 

70 X. Jane, b. 25 April, 1762; m. David Morehouse. 

71 xi. Elizabeth, b. 11 July» 1764; bap. 24 Au£^., 1764, at their 

home at Nine Partners (South Amenia Records); m. 
Aaron Wilcox. 

( To be continued,) 

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Record of Marriages^ Dutchess County ^ N, Y. 







1763, Dec. 

1764, Jan. 

Feb. 19. 
March 8. 
March 14. 
June 18. 


1765, Jan. 





June 13. 

Sept 30. 

Oct. 17. 

Oct. 23. 

Oct. 29. 

Nov. 26, 

Dec. II. 

1766, Jan. 12. 
Jan. 16. 
Feb. 5. 

April 10. 

July 6. 

Aug. 21. 

Oct. 23. 

Nov. 20. 

Dec. 25. 

1767, Sept. 6. 

1768, Feb. 2. 
May 5. 
Sept. 15. 
Sept 14. 
Nov. 2. 
Dec. 26. 

1769, Feb. 23. 
Dec. 18. 

Samuel Cotten and Sarah Crouch.* 
Phillip Besee and Sarah Durham. 

tames Palmer and Deborah Spencer. 
)avid Colin and Lucy Smith. 
Eliphalet FoUiot and Elizabeth Dewey. 
Pane Atwill and Ruth Lamb. 
David Simons and Alice Abel. 
Nathan Mackwethy and Rachel Handy. 
Gideon Spencer and Zerviah Buck. 
George Sherman and Eunice Brown. 
William Bradley and Lucretia Gates. 
Nathan Spicer and Abigail Mayhew. 
Josiah Cleaveland and Ruth Johnson. 
John OUivett and Elizabeth Crouch. 
Ebenezer Case and Toannah Phillips. 
Samuel Johnson and Mary Penoyer. 
Henry Fillemore and Mary Gillette. 
Elias Shavilear,t Jr., and barah Ashley. 
Abner Shavilaer and Deborah Wood. 
Nathan Herrick and Mary Kidder. 
John Seton and Leaneau Serenbergh. 
Caleb Lamb and Anne Baliss. 
Samuel Behier and Deborah Cleaveland. 
Abbel Ackley and Hannah Shavilear. 
Edward Wheeler and Thankful Crippen. 
Samuel Wheeler and Chole Kidder. 
Benjamin Hopkins and Zereph Rudd. 
\ oseph Germmond and Phebe Elderkin. 
' Dzra Murray and Hannah Gould. 
\ ames Bull and Anne Steward. 
' Daniel Shepherd and Mary Rudd. 
\ osiah Gale and Rachel Mead. 
' oshua Culver and Ruth Cook. 
William Bennet and Annah Buck. 
Benjamin Baker, Jun., and Mary Shavilier. 
Isaac Willis and Martha Chapman. 
John Tooley and Rhoda Egleston. 
James Landon and Freelove Briant. 
Elijah Park and Olive Brown. 
Ebenezer Carter and Lydia Holmes. 
Thom. Pudney and Azubah Alger. 

♦ The form written in the above record was as follows: " i. Dec. 8th, 176J, 
Then Samuel Cotten and Sarah Crouch was married together by me, Roswell 
Hopkins, Justice of the Peace." All the marriages were so recorded in the 
original manuscript record, but have been printeaas above to save repetition. 

t This is undoubtedly the English spelling of the French name "Chevalier." 

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i77i,May 13. 

Tune 13. 

Sept. 12. 

Dec. I. 

1773, Feb. 15. 

May 7. 

May 31. 

July 26. 

Aug. 16. 

Sept. 17. 

Nov. 5. 

Nov. 19. 

Dec. 27. 

1773, Feb. 8. 
Feb. II. 
Feb. 18. 
March 8. 
March 16. 
Nov. II. 
Dec. 28. 

1774, Jan. 31. 
June 30. 
Sept. 8. 
Nov. 3. 
Nov. 10. 

1775, Jan. 30. 
June 2. 
July 25. 

lyT^jJan. 25. 

Feb. 15. 
Marcn 17. 

April 18. 

1777, April 3. 
April 20. 
Dec. 31. 
April 24. 

1778, April 2. 
Sept. I. 
Dec. 30. 

1779, March 16. 
July 29. 
Aug. 9. 
Sept. 30. 
Oct. s. 
Oct. 7. 

1780, Jan. 20. 

Nov. 2. 

1 781, Feb. 13. 
* April 26. 

May I. 

ohn Benedict and Sussanah Allen. 

onas Standish and Sarah Stedman. 

onathan Allen and Luise Lamb. 
\ ohn Welsh and Susannah Spicer. 
] ohn Pearl and Sarah Shepherd. 

oseph Seger and Olive Calender. 

oseph Avery and Deborah King. 

ames Russel and Sarah Wells. 

!)aniel Hebbard and Mercy Pike. 

onathan Autherton and Bathsheba Mead. 

ared Gates and Sarah Pike. 
David Buttolph and Anne Holmes. 
David Gillet and Freelove Muxsun. 
Isaac Lamb, Jun., and Abigal Fryal. 
William Herrick and Anna Goo^ch. 
Samuel Gale and Lydia Skinner. 
Amos Parker and Lucy Culver. 
Michael McGee and Prudence Cammeron. 
Zachariah Dibble and Elizabeth Spencer. 
Joseph Backus and Olive Park. 
John Jones and Sarah Patterson. 
Michael McKay and Sarah Rowlee. 
Squire David and Mary Helme. 
Joseph Delavergne and Sarah Gillet 
Samuel King and Lydia Hopkins. 
Thomas Morey and Mercy Allen. 
Benjamin Webb and Sarah Holmes. 
Rufus Herrick, Jun., and Lydia Newman. 
Thadeus Gilbert and Patience Whipple. 
Jonathan Dunham and Elizabeth Holmes. 
Timothy Tilson and Anne Adams. 
Samuel Holmes and Abigal Spalding. 
Samuel Chichester and 'L&nnah Osbom. 
Elihu Paine and Mary Park. 
Ezra Thurston and Prudence Helme. 
Benjamin Goodrich and Elizabeth Dunham. 
Isaiah Golding and Betsy Davis. 
David Waters and Phebe Thurston. 
Reuben Allerton and Louis Autherton. 
David Rundel and Catharine Power. 
Eliakim Hide and Lois Bates. 
Dan Crosman and Eunice Gamsey. 
Daniel Hunt, Jr., and Hannah Miller. 
Levi Cornwall and Lucy Ormsby. 
William Butts and Rachel Lockwood. 
John Bugbee and Elizabeth Lockwood. 
Simeon Cook, Jr., and Faith Barker. 
James Allen and Hannah Randel. 
Robert Wood and Abigal Rudd. 
Daniel Hewett, Jun., and Hannah Miller. 
Joseph IngersoU and Huldah Fisk. 
James Henderson and Martha Jane. 
Soloman Brown and Hannah C5lmstead. 

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1781, May 7. 
Oct. 18. 
Dec. 18. 

1782, Jan. 16. 
Jan. 27. 
Feb. 21. 
Feb. 28. 

}une 6. 

une 26. 

April 10. 

Sept. 17. 

Nov. 4. 

Dec. 21. 
1784, March 3. 

Aug. 10. 

Sept. 9. 

Nov. II. 

Nov. 38. 

^T^SiJan. 26. 

March 17. 

June 30. 

Oct. 20. 

Dec. 30. 

1786, Tan. 26. 
March 5. 
June 22. 

jwiy 5. 

Nov. — . 

1787, Feb. I. 
Feb. 18. 
April 20. 
May 10. 
July 29. 
Sept. 2. 
Oct. II. 

; ^ov. 20. 

:^ov. 26. 

: Dec. 6. 

Dec. 29. 

1788, Jan. 15. 
, an. 17. 
"an. 24. 
Aug. 20. 
Nov. 10, 
Nov. 27. 
Dec. 16. 
Dec. 18. 
Dec. 28. 

• ' Dec. 29. 

1789, Jan. I. 

Alpheus IngersoU and Sibel Adams. 
Benjamin Ck>ok and Deborah Goodrich. 
King Mead and Anne Burris. 
Amos Evens and Anna Thurston. 
Thomas Pettigrove and Anna Willis. 
William Evens and Abigal Beebee. 
Nathan Rowley and Eunice Buck. 
Caleb Wadhams and Eunice Farr. 
Ichabod Paine, Jun., and Tryphene Barker. 
James Lloyd and Lucy Goodrich. 
Ephraim Smith and Miriam Thurston. 
Elijah Goodrich and Rachel Llovd. 
Caleb Raymond and Hannah Whipple. 
Oliver Pettibone and Martha Paine. 
Nathaniel Pinney and Ann Eslestine. 
Edmund Palmer and Anne Lloyd. 
David Tryen and Mary Reosens. 

{arvis Pike and Anne Mayo. 
Nathan Freeman and Cynthia Shepherd. 
Consider Wood and Mary Adams. 
Nathan Holmes and Mary Paine. 
William Andrews and Hannah Purves. 
Henry DeLavergne and Salomi Dunham. 
Israel Buck, Jr., and Rebecah Eldridge. 
James Smith and Ursilla Adams. 
Abiram Howard and Olive Ransome. 
Jehosaphat Holmes, Jr., and Patty Wells, 
felisha Crippen and Mary Goodrich. 
Benjamin Wood and Thankful Holand. 
Daniel Merritt and Phebe Akein. 
Conrad Chamberlain and Sarah Beardslee. 
Abraham Ausin and Eunice Taylor. 
Benedict Eldridge and Rhoda Shavilier. 
Joseph Pinney, and Lydia Hebard. 
Daniel Hebard and Betsey Chamberlain. 
Gordon Moulton and Deborah Weeks. 
Ebenezer Gamsey and Silea Shavilier. 
i^'rederick Dillino and Joanna Doty. 
^ ohn Frinck and Hannah Hammond. 
' ohn Dutcher and Matilda Luke. 
I'rederick Powers and Ruth Penoyer. 
; ohn Hall and Polly Butts. 
' ohn Hanchet and Tiney Hamlin. 
] onah More and Martha Paine. 
' Phillip Spencer and Sarah Hopkins. 
John McMurphy and Anne Wenn. 
William Bentley and Abeliney Shepherd. 
John Hill and Betty Bates. 
Philip Spalding and Sylvia Dunham. 
Frederick Goodell and Rhoda Gamsey. 
Ezra Miller and Mary Green. 
George Talbut Perry and Philomedia Holmes. 
Levet Howard and Deborah Carter. 

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1789, Marcl 

I 3- 










1790, March 28. 





1791, April 






1792, July 











1794, April 












179s, March 

I 8. 











1796, April 


1797, Jan. 


Ezra Gregory and Mary Mygatt. 

Joseph Fitch and Elizabeth Harris, 
saac Mygatt and Sarah Smith. 
Moses Smith and Waitstill Lassel. 

ioel Smith and Esther Benham. 
Leuben Mayo and Sarah Atwill. 
David Bryant and Elizabeth Lounsbury. 
Ebenezer Owen and Mary Paine. 
Anthony Lloyd and Betsey Slassen. 
Philip Tidd and Anne Freeman. 
John Morgan and Fanny Baker. 
Isaac Reed and Hannah Pitcher. 
Charles Stevans and Anne Hill. 
Aaron Johns and Elizabeth Barnes. 

Sampson Wood and Jude . 

Thomas Adams and Unice Wheeler. 

Willianl Conner and Lucy Edwards. 

Silas St. John and Luise Fuller. 

Robert Parks and Lydia Herrick. 

Abner Wood and Elizabeth Lathrop. 

David Parker and Susannah Teed. 

William Paine and Polly Smith. 

William Benson and Hannah Fills. 

Thomas Barnes, Jr., and Polly Tyler. 

Robert Hebard, Jun., and Marjr Beardslee. 

James Gerchan and Esther Anjevine. 

Bela E. Benjamin and Louisa Parks. 

Ebenezer Warner and Polly Enos alias Anne 

Ebenezer Carter, Jr., and Rachel Gillet. 
Andrew McFarlin and Sally Lord. 
William Crandall and Jerusha Ashley. 
Thomas Miller and Anne Sanford. 
Gilbert Cornwall and Rhoda Bailis. 
Origen Hill and Abigal Smith. 
Ebenezer Smith and Susannah Delamater. 


Contributed by Lucy Dubois Akbrly, with Notes. 

(Continned from Vol. XXXIX, p. 64 of the Rbcord.) 

Pbck. The Sd John Peck was married to Martha Moore: May: 1703. 
John Peck Son to ye Sd John & Martha was borne ye 6th of 

June, 1704 and Departed this Life the i^ lane. 1773. Easter 

wife to the Sd John Peck departed this Life the 7 March, 

Bathsheba Peck Daughter of ye above named was borne 

february 1705/6. 

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1 30 Southold, N. K, Town Records. [April, 

Peck. Joseph Peck Son of ye above named was borne June 29th: 

Harbert Peck Son of ye above named was borne October: 

15th: 1709. 
Landon. Nathan Landon died March 9, 1718, ae 54. Hannah 

his wife died (recent entry) Jany. 26: 1701: ae. 30. 
Nathan Landon Son of Nathan & Hannah Laildon was borne 

In September ye 14th. day anno Domini 1696. 
Samuel Landon Son of ye above Sd Nathan & Hannah was 

borne ye 20th day of May anno Domini 1699. 
Elizabeth Landon daughter of ye Sd. Nathan was borne lune 

12th: 1700 (or 1 7 10). 

Note. Hannah, wife of Nathan Landon, was, according to a tradition at 
Guilford, Conn., dau. of Stephen* Bishop (John 0, and his wife Tabitha, dau. of 
Widow Pamel Wilkinson of Bermuda. The name Parnel was in frequent use 
in the Bishop family, and among Hannah's descendants^ Nathan and Hannah 

Landon had children: Nathan above, Samuel ^d Eliza, who d. , and 

doubtless James, and Hannah, who m. John Vail, ancestors of Bishop Thos. 
Hubbard Vail of Kansas, and a child who d. in 1701. If Elizabeth above, 
was b. 1710, as Griffin's y^ma/ asserts, she was not a dau. of Hannah above, 
she m. Samuel Griffin. 

For the other children of Samuel Landon below, see A Partial Record of 
the Landons ofSouthold. 

Landon. Samuel Landon was married to Bathia Tuthill, May 26, 


The Sd Bathia was borne Decembr. 12th 1703, & Died 30 

August 1 76 1. 
Henry Landon Son of ye Sd Samuel and Bathia was borne 

October ye 30th 1721 & Died 27 Aug. 1735. 
Booth. Elisha Booth was married to Hannah Wilmot ye 27th 

day of December, 1722. and he departed this Life Octobr. 

28th 1725. 
Elsha Booth Son of ye above named was borne ye loth of oct 

Hannah Booth Daughter of ye above named was borne ye 

29th day of Decembr. 1724. 
Elexander Booth Son of ye above named was borne ye 24th 

of may, 1726. 
Curtice. Joshua Curtice was married to Mary Youngs daughter of 

John Youngs & Mercy his wife ye eighth of September 1698. 
Births. The Sd Mary was borne December ye 4th 1676. 
Mary daughter of ye sd Joshua Curtice & Mary his wife was 

bom ye 22 day of July 1699, about 3 in the morning. 
* Ester Daughter of ye above named was bom ye 24th of may 

about 9 in ye morning 1701. 
Joshua Son of ye above named was Bom ye ist february 

1722/3: abt. 9 in ye morning. 
Elisabeth daughter of ye above named was Born ye 30th 

March, 1705 abt. one in the morning. 
John Son of ye above named was Born ye i6th Octobr. 1707. 
Caleb Son of ye above named was Bom January ye 28th 

Baraaoas Son of ye above named was Born January ye 18. 


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CuRTics. Benaiah Son of ye above named was Bom January ye 

22d. 1713/14. 
A Son born to ye above named January ye 29th 1715/16, and 

departed this life the 25th of february following. 
A Son to ye above named Augft. ye 17th, 17 17, and departed 

this life the 13 October following. 
Daniel Son of ye above named was bom march ye loth 

1718/19; and departed this life february the 20th 1724/5. 
Mercy Daughter of ye above named was born may ye loth 1721. 
Hempstead. Robert Hempstead bom 1702, th 30 of Novembr. 
Robert Hempstead was married to Mary Youngs Daughter 

of Benjamin Youngs, Esq. the 3d of June, 1725. 
Sd. Maiy was bom ye 2 of August & Departed this Life the 

10 of January 1768. 
Robert Hempstead Esq. d. 5 March 1779. 
Benjamin Hempstead was borne the 24th day of May, 1726. 

& was Drowned near Barbados on the 7 th of feb. 1749/50, 

out of Sloop Stirling: Will: Moor master. 
Abigail Hempstead daughter of the above named was borne 

ve 3d. day of february 1726/7. 
(She m. ist John Ledyard on the 6 May, 1750, children John, 

George, Polly & Fanny, m. 2d Dr. Micah Moore, children 

Julia whom. Matthias Case, Hannah, who m. Jona. Landin, 

Phoebe, who m. ist Denison, 2nd Smith, 3d 

Joseph Wickham— she died 7 Mch. 1805. J. W. Case). 
Elizabeth Hempstead daughter of the above named was 

bom ye 7th day of december 1729. 
Thomas Hempstead Son of the above named was bom 

august th 13-1731. 

Joshua Hempstead was bom th 20 of July 1733. 
iary Hempstead " ** th 8 of Sebt. 1736. 
Robert " " " ye 13 of Nov. 1738, & Died 24 

august 1746. 
Experience Hempstead was bom the 5 of October 1740, & 

Died the 3 of November following. 
Experience Hempstead was bom the 6 of March 1 741/2. 
Deborah Daughter of ve above named was bom ye 18 of may, 

1744 & Died th 26 01 august 1747. 
The above named Robert Hempstead was married to his 

Second Wife the Widow mehetable Reeve the 19 of 

October 1768. 
There Son Samuell Benjamin was Born the i8th of July, 

1769, and Departed this Life the i8th of Decembr. 1772. 
Mehetable Hempstead Daughter of ye above named was 

bom the 15 of June. 1773. 
Beebee. James Beebee of Southold was married to Susanna 

Babcock The* daughter of Oliver Babcock of Westerly in ye 

Colony of Rhoad Jsland the 26th day of march anno 

Domini — 1724. 
James Beebee Son of ye above named James & Susanna was 

bom January the 28th in ye year 1724/5 ye 5th day of ye 


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Besbse. Oliver Beebee Son of ye above named was bom Septemr. 

ye 23d 1726. the sixth day of ye week. 
Mary Beebee Daughter of ye above named was bom augt. ye 

8tn 1728. The sth day of ye week. 
Susanah Beebee Daughter of above named was borne ye 2 2d: 

Day of Tune 1731. The 3 Day of ye week. 
Glover. William Glover was maried to Deborah Lambert Octo- 
ber ye 20th 1712 & Sd. Deborah Died the 4 of June 1773. 
William Glover Son of ye above named William & Deborah 

was bom ye 3d day of Septr. Jn the Year 17 13. 
Deborah Glover Daughter of ye above named was bom 

march ye 15th 1715/16. 
Sarah Glover Daughter of ye above named was bom the 12th 

day of march 17 17/18. 
Daniel Glover Son of ye above named was bom f ebruary the 

20th 1719/20. 
John Glover Son of ye above named was bom Decembr. the 

24th Day, 172 1. 
Brown. Samuel Brown was married to Rebecka Beebee the 14th 

of January 1712/13. 
Mary Daughter of ye above named was bom ye 14th of 

December 17 13. 
Rebecka- Daughter of ye above named was bom ye 24th of 

may, 1715. 
Deborah Daughter of ye above named was bom ye 17 of 

Septembr. 17 18. 
Elisabeth Daughter of ye above named was bom ye loth of 

March 1720/21. 
Jonathan Son of ye above named was bom ye 13 of May, 

1723. ' 

Gbbr. Oliver Geer was married to Elisabeth newbery the loth of 
June anno Domini 1731. 

Vzziel Son of ye above named was bom ye 2 2d Day of f eb- 
ruary 1 73 1/2, The 3d day of ye week. 
CoNKLiNG. Henry Conkline was married to Temperance Bayley 
the i6th Day of January 1716/17, & She departed this life 
ye 25 of Febray 1739/40, & he Died the 25 luly 1753. 

Henry Conkline Son of ye above named was bom Octr. 13th 

Benjamin Conkline Son of ye above named was bom Sept. 
29: 1719, & Departed this Life the 29 of July 1773. 

John Conkline Son of ye above named was bom March 22, 
1 7 20/1 & Died December th 24/1757 with the Small pox. 

Temperance Conkline Daughter of ye above named was bom 
Sept. 12th 1722. (Sd. Temperance was married to Hennery 
more November th 1/1744, and Died Novembr. 26/1758. 

Elisabeth Conkline Daughter of ye above named was bom 
augt. nth 1724. 

Jonathan Conkline Son of ye above named was bom Octr. 4th 

Thomas Conkline Son of ye above named was bom Septr. 
loth 1728. 

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CoNKLiNG. Deborah Conkline Daughter of ye above named was 
borne novembr. ist 1732. 

The above named Hennery Conkling was married to his 
Second Wife the Widdo mary Budd the 12 of May, 1742. 
(Sd mary Departed this Life 28 luly 1771, being then the 
wife of Sylvanus Davis.) 

Hennery Conkling son of the above named Benjamin Conk- 
ling was borne July the 30/1754. 

Note. Henry* Conkling (John/ Capt. John,' John ' ), m. (i) Temperance • 
Bayley (Stephen ^ ), and m. (2) Widow Budd, dau. of Carteret Gillam. His son 
Benjamin was of Mattituck and m. Sarah , perhaps L'Hommedieu. 

Youngs. Tsaac Youngs Son of Benj. Youngs Junr. was bom 

april ye 12th 1708, Departed this Life th 26 of may, 1768. 
Seth Yoimgs Son of ye above named was bom ye 20th of 

feby. 1711/12 and Died In the year of our Lord Christ 

1 76 1, in lune. 
Joseph Youngs Son of ye above named was bom lanuary ye 

ist 1 7 14/15 and was Lost at sea. 
Lidya Youngs Daughter of ye above named was born lanuary 

ye 14th 1716/17. 
Anna Youngs Daughter of ye above named was bom march 

ye 30th. 1 7 19. 
Jsrael Youngs Son of ye above named was bom Novemr. 

ye II, 1721. 
Moore. Hennery Moore -married to Temperance Conkling 

Novembr i, 1744. 
Temperance moore Daughter of ye above named was bom 

th 9 October 1 748. 
Lydia moore Daughter of ye above named was born Novembr. 

Hennery Moore Son of ye above named was bom November 

5, 1753. 

John moore Son of ye above named was bom January 27/1756. 
ames Moore Son of ye above named was born february 
Cleves. David Cleves was married to Elisabeth moor feby. 14, 

David Cleves Son of the above named was bom Decemr. 9, 

1728, and Departed this life may ye ist 1731. 
Joshua Cleves Son of ye above named was bom March 4th, 

1 730/1. 
David Cleves Son of ye above named was bom feby. 6th 1732/3. 
Beriah moor Cleves Son of ye above named was bom Octr. 

21, 1736. 
Elizabeth Cleevs Daughter of ye above named was borne 

march ye 6th 1738/9. being Tuesday. 
Deborah Cleeves Daughter of the above named was bom 

June ye 29/1741. 
Phebee Cleeves Daughter of the above named was bom ye 

19 of may, 1744. 
Youngs. Samuel Youngs, late of Stanford was married to 

Rebecca Drown, of Southold, ye 13 of Septr. 1737. 

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Youngs. Samuel Youngs Son of ye above named was bom ye 

29th of July, 1738. 
CoNKLiNG. Jonathan Conkling was married to Elizabeth Hemp- 
sted 21 August, 1750. 
Benjamin Hempsted Conkling son of the above named was 

bom 28 May, 175 1. 
Jonathan Conkling Son of the above named was bora Janvary 

ye 1, 1753. 

Elisabeth Conkling Daughter of the above named was borne 

29 march 1756. 
Nathanael Conkling Son of the above named was bom april 

Desire Conkling Daughter of the above named was bom 31 

august 1763. 
One child a Daughter bom the 18 of march 1766 and Died 

ten (or two) Day old. 
Deborah Conkling Daughter of the above named was bom 

the 6 of august 1768, and Died the 19th august 1769. 
Moore. David Moore Son of Thomas Moore was born in the 

Year of our Lord 1713/November 25, the above named was 

married to Hepzibah Willmot the 30 day of lanuary anno 

domini— 1733/4. 
the above named Hepzibah Willmot was bom april the 

David Moore Son of the above named was bom Decembr. th 

Hepzibah Daughter of the above named was bom Decembr. 

th 12/1736. 
Mary Daughter of the above named was bom luly th 7/1739. 
BooLah Daughter of the above named was bom Octooer th 

Deborah Daughter of the above named was bom Janvary 

the 17/1743/4. 
Leek. Philip Leek was married to Mary Wiggains avgust i i/i 736. 
Philip Leek Son of the above named was bom lune 10/1737. 

ana Died Jvne 2/1738. 
Hannah Leek Daughter of the above named was bom Octo- 
ber 30/1738 and Died oct. 6/1743. 
Philip Leek Son of ye above named was bom Jvne 27/1740. 
Mary Leek Daughter of ye above named was born april ye 

19/1741. and died October 20, 1743. 
Submit Leek Daughter of ye above named was borne avgust 

John Leek Son of the above Named was bom March th 

Mary Leek Daughter of the above named was bom the 20 

October, 1750. 
Baxter. Richard Baxter married to Hannah King the Daughter 

of William King, June ye 29/1740. 
There Eldest Daughter Hannah was Bom april 3/1 741. 
Bathshua Baxter was Bom august the 4, 1742. 
Svsanna there Daughter was ^m Janvary 21, 1743/4. 

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Baxter. Richard Baxter Son of the above named was bom 

Jan vary the 6/1746/7. 
King. James King Son of William & Bastrebee King was mar- 
ried unto Katharine Shefl&eld of South KingsTown In the 

Colony of Rhoad Jsland on October the 30/1753. 
Bathshua King Daughter of the above named was bom the 

4th of March, 1754. 
James King Son of the above named was bom ye 26 of 

March, 1756. 
Katherine King Daughter of the above named was bom ye 

14 of Avgust, 1758. 
Abigail King Daughter of the above named was bom ye 27 

of Sept. 1760. 
Mary King Daughter of the above named was bom ye 11 

of april 1763. 
Hannah King Davghter of the above Named was bom ye 28 

of avgvst 1775. 
Sheffield. Robert Sheffield married to Svsanah King Davghter 

of William & Bathsheeb King the 22 of Jvne 1749. 
Svsanah Sheffeild Davghter of the above named was bom ye 

7 of Decembr. 1750. 
Robert Sheffeild Son of ye above named was bom ye 21 of 

Janery 1752. 
Second Son Robert Sheffield was born the loth of avgvst 

Bathshua Daughter of the above named bom march the 

D ARROW. August the 8/1762 John Darrow was married to Mary 

King Daughter 01 William King Juner. 
Mary Darrow Daughter of the above named was bom 

Novembr. th 4/1763. 
Elisabeth Darrow Daughter of the aboved Named was born 

May th II, 1766. 
John Hanford, Son of the above named was bom June the 

Baylby. Benjamin Bayley Son of Stephen Bavley was Born 

September ye 16: 1699, & he Departed this Life the 10 

Novemr. 1770, and was married to Susanna Conklin Novem- 
ber ye 19! 1723, then She was 20 Year old lacking: i8: day 

(& she Died Novbr. 1./1769). 
Susanna Bayley Daughter of the above named was Bom 

november ye 13:1724 on friDay about 10 a Clock at night. 
Benjamin Bayley Son of the above named was Born Agust 

ye 8th 1726 on monDay about foure a Clock in ye afternoon. 
Stephen Bayley son of ye above named was Bom fabruary 

ye 23: 1728 about eleaven at night. 
Mary ye Daughter of ye above named was Bom June ye 20th 

1730, and lived but about 8 months. 
Jonathan ye Son of ye above named was Born Janawary ye 

5th 1733 and lived about 7 year & 6 months. 
Mary Bayley ye Daughter of ye above named was Born 

December ye 25th 1734, a teusDay about 4 in ye morning. 

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Bayley. Dabro Bayley ye Daughter of ye above named was 

Bom March ye 23tn 1736 on tuesDay about 3 afternoon. 
Gamaliel Bayley Son of ye above named was Born Januwary 

ye 16: 1738 a monDay about 2 in ye morning. 
Lucretia Bayley Daughter of ye above was Bom July ye 

3i:th. 1740 a thursDay about 2 in ye afternoon, & Died the 

fovrth of Sept. 1773 being the wife of Joseph Peck. 
Christian Bayley ye Daughter of ye above named was Bom 

Janawary ye 4: 1743: about ten at night. 
Jonathan Bayley ye son of ye above named was Bom June 

ye 28: 1745 on friDay at aleaven at night. 
Nathajel Bayley Son of ye above named was Bom Janawary 

ye 9th: 1749: on monDay about a leaven a Clock. 
Christopher Bradley Gran Son to ye above named was Bom 

December ye 27: 1752, new Stile. 

Note. Letters on the estate of Peter Christopher Bradley, were issued to 
his father-in-law Benjamin Bayley, 11 Nov., 1761. (N. Y. AdminisiroHons.) 

Susannah, dau. of Benjamin Bayley m. Barnabas Horton. 
Beebe. Amon Beebee married to Anna Arnold March th 15/1763. 
Said Amon Beebee was bom 29 avgust 1739. 
Anna Beebee Daughter of the alK)ve named bom Jvne ye 

Lucretia their Daughter Bom March the 6/1766. 
Amon Beebeee Bom Inly the 12/1768. 
Benjamin Beebee Son of the above named was bom 25 

avgvst 1773. 
Samuel Beebee Son of ye above named was bom 19 Jvne 1774. 
See Beebee Genealogy, 

Liber E contains a few more records too recent for insertion 


January ioth, 1908. 

The Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society was called to order by the President, Mr. Clarence Win- 
throp Bowen on Friday evening, January loth, at half past eight o'clock. 

The Secretary then reported the deaths of the following members: Edward 
Braman, Annual Member, on December 31st, 1907; William Rhinelander, Life 
Member, on January 3d, 1908. 

The Secretary further reported that the following Annual Members have 
been elected by the Executive Committee, viz.: George Byron Louis Amer, 
Richard Everett Dwight, Dr. William Kirby Dwight. 

The annual reports of the officers and committees were then presented^ 
read and filed as follows: — 

The Secretary, Mr. Henry Russell Drowne, reported a membership of 
9 Honorary, 127 Life, and ^01 Annual Members, makmg a total of 437, being a 
a gain of 20 members, while the Corresponding Members number 102. 

The aaditions to the Roll during 1907 were 4 Life, 42 Annual, and 11 Cor- 
responding Members; while 2 have retired, 7 resigned and 11 died. Seven 
Regular Meetings were held in 1907 at which interesting papers were read. 

The Board of Trustees held it inexpedient at present to accept the generous 
ofiFer of Mr. Archer M. Huntington, of a building site adjoining the Library of 
the Hispanic Society. 

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The following amendments to the By-Laws were made, viz.: The Executive 
Committee was mcreased to five members; a Reserve Fund, the income of 
which could be used for the support of The Record and the increase of the 
Library, was constituted; and the Publication Committee was increased to 
seven members. 

During the past fiscal year Mr. Clarence Winthrop Bowen was elected 
President of the Society, Mr. Archer M. Huntington, First Vice-President, and 
Messrs. Warner Van Norden, Howland Pell and Archer M. Huntington, 
Trustees; Messrs. William Isaac Walker and William B. O. Field, Members of 
the Executive Committee, and Mr. George Austin Morrison, Jr., a member of 
the Publication Committee. Committees on Building and on Resolutions 
regarding the services and death of the late President, Rev. Melatiah Everett 
Dwight also were appointed. 

The Chairman of the Executive Committee, Mr. John Reynolds Totten, 
reported in detail the present condition of the Society, the changes in the 
membership-roll, the subscribers to The Record and the revenue derived 
from the Membership, The Record and the Publication accounts; the com- 
pilation of a complete Subject-Index of the first 38 volumes of The Record, 
the cost of which was generously defrayed by the late President, the Rev. Dr. 
Dwight; that the receipts from room-rents were greater than ever before, and 
that the sales of back ntmibers of The Record. Pedigree Charts and Library 
Duplicates all showed a substantial mcrease over former years; that the Society 
received a total of $3,006.00 from Room and Hall rents, exclusive of the value 
of its own occupancy, whereas the entire adjoining building was rented iox 
$2,ioaoo; that the total receipts for the year 1907 were largely in excess of the 
year 1906, indicating the inc^easine prosperity and importance of the Society; 
that an appeal for a Building Funa had resulted in contributions to the amount 
of $1,875.00, which had been invested to produce a satisfactory income; that an 
offer of $6j.ooaoo for the present building had been received and declined, and 
that tentative plans had been prepared for a new building for the Society. 

The Librarian, Mr. John Reynolds Totten, reported that during the past 
year 301 books were purchased, 172 exchanged, 1,052 donated, making the 
total accessions 1,525, and the total volumes in the Library 15,498; that the 
visitors to the Library during 1907 numbered 1,742; that the new book cases 
had been placed in the Library and the books systematically re-arranged to 
provide for the expansion of the coming year. 

The Treasurer, Mr. Hopper Striker Mott, reported the detailed financial 
statement that the total receipts of the^Society were $11,471.85, being $4,315.81 
greater than last year; that there were no liabilities, and Uiat the equity on all 
property owned by the Society was $93,991.34, being an increase of over 
$20,000.00 for the past year. 

The Necrologist, Mr. Josiah Collins Pumpelly, reported memorial notices 
on the deaths of the following member's, viz.: Van Campen Taylor, John 
Aspinwall Hadden, Frank Sherman Benson, James Henry Smith, General 
Frank Morgan Freeman, David Wilcox, Bowen Whiting Pierson, Francis 
Hartman Markoe, M.D., Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight, D.D., M.D., Mrs, 
Willis La Verne Chaffee, Colonel Henry Dudley Teetor, Edward Braman and 
William Rhinelander. 

The Registrar of Pedigrees, Mr. Winchester Fitch, being abroad, no report 
was submitted. 

The Chairman of the Publication Committee, Mr. George Austin Morrison, 
Jr., reported that there were at present 298 subscribers to The Record, a gain 
of 13 for 1907, and that the cost of the publication was $1,604.35; that it has 
been determined to maintain a standard size of about 300 pages of printed 
matter and 50 pages of index each year, and that at least one portrait plate and 
biography would appear in each number; that the late Rev. Dr. Dwight had 
personallv assumed tne expense of many extra plates and illustrations as well 
as the full Subject-Index, and his generosity and interest should be gratefully 
acknowledged, and that the aim of the Committee was the publication of 
genealogies and articles dealing particularly with the early history of the City 
and State of New York. 

The Historian, Dr. William Austin Macy reported the data collected 
daring the past year, with the list of donors and material received. 

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The report of the Nominating Committee was then read setting forth the 
names of those nominated for Trustees for the term i9o8-i9ii» which was 
duly received and the election being held the following were elected, viz.: 
Clarence Winthrop Bowen, Henry Fierson Gibson, James Junius Goodwin, 
Warner Van Norden and Howland Pell. 

The President then spoke in regard to the future of the Society, and Mr. 
Totten addressed the meeting as to the advisability of anticipating the future 
requirements of the Society and securing a desirable and permanent location 
and building for the Society. 

After remains by Messrs. Gibson, Field, Morrison and others it was on 
motion duly seconded 

Resolved, that a vote of encouragement, appreciation and confidence be 
given to the Executive Committee in regard to the steps taken to secure a 
suitable and permanent site and building for the growing needs of the Society. 

The President then introduced General James Grant Wilson, an Ex- 
President of the Society, who delivered an interesting address entitled " The 
Queens of Song.*' 

On motion, duly seconded, a vote of thanks was tendered to General 
Wilson for his courteous services, and there being no further business the 
meeting was 00 motion, duly seconded, adjourned. 

January 14TH, 1908. 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society was held on Friday, January 14th, igo8, at 4.15 r. M., 
the President, Mr. Clarence Winthrop Bowen, being m the Chair. 

Present: Messrs. Elliott, Totten, Mott, Wright, Gibson, Pell, Walker, Mor- 
rison Drowne, Field and Bowen. 

The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and on motion, duly 
seconded, approved. 

The Secretarv then read a letter from Mr. Archer M. Huntington, which 
was on motion duly seconded placed on file and his resignation as First Vice- 
President, acceptea with expression of regret. 

The Annusfcl election of Officers and Committees for the year 1908 was then 
held and the following were duly nominated and elected. 

President: Clarence Winthrop Bowen; First Vice-President: William B. 
O. Field; Second Vice-President: Tobias^Alexander Wright; Secretary: Henry 
Russell Drowne; Treasurer: Hopper Striker Mott; Librarian: John Keynolds 
Totten; Historian: William Austin Macy, M.D.; Necrologist: Josrah Collins 
Pumpelly; Registrar of Pedigrees: Winchester Fitch. 

Executive Committee: Messrs. John Reynolds Totten, Chairman, George 
Austin Morrison, Jr., Henry Pierson Gibson, William Isaac Walker, William B. 
O. Field, the President and Treasurer Ex-Officio. 

Publication Committee: Messrs. George Austin Morrison, Jr., Chairman, 
Henry Reed Stiles, M.D., Hopper Striker Mott, Tobias Alexander Wright, 
Josiah Collins Pumpelly and Eaward Doubleday Harris. 

Committee on Heraldry: Gen. James Grant Wilson, Chairman, Messrs, 
Charles Landon Jones and Charles Prver. 

Committee on Research: Mr. William Austin Macy, M.D., Chairman, 
Rev. John Cornell, for Southern Rhode Island, Messrs. George W. Cocks, for 
Long Island, John E. Stillwell, M.D., for Monmouth County, New Jersey, 
Alphonso T. Clearwater, for Ulster County, New York, Mrs. Gf. W. Smith, for 
SufiEolk County, New York, and Windham County, Conn., Miss Lucy D. Akerly, 
for Suffolk County, New York, Messrs. Tobias A. Wright, for Washington 
County, N. Y., Edward Myers, for Westchester County, N. Y., William M. 
DuBois, for White Plains, N. Y., Mrs. Charies Dod Ward, for Oswego, N. Y., 
Mr. Rufus King, for Suffolk County, N. Y., William A. Macy, M.D., for Seneca 
County, N. Y., Evelyn Briggs Baldwin and Charles Landon Jones, for Litch- 
field County, Conn. The Corftsponding Members for 1907 were re-appointed 
for 1908. 

Mr. Totten then stated the urgent need for larger quarters and suggested 
the securinsp of a lot adjoining the present building for the erection of a new 
Society Bunding. 

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After a general discussion it was, on motion, duly seconded, Resolved that 
a Committee be appointed to examine, inquire and take into consideration the 
advisability of a new building and to report to the next meeting of the Board 
of Trustees. 

The Chair thereupon appointed Messrs. Mott, Walker, Field, Morrison, 
Totten and Pell as sucn a Committee. 

On motion, duly seconded, the Executive Committee were authorized to 
publish a list of Officers and Members, with a statement of the substance of the 
Reports of the Executive Committee, Treasurer, etc., for the year 1907. 

The Treasurer then reported the financial condition of the Society to date. 

On motion duly seconded the Publication Committee was directed to report 
at the next meeting the progress of the publications in The Record of the Staten 
Island Church Records and the estimated cost of printing, indexing and bind- 
ing a complete volume, to be known as Volume I V of the Society Collections. 

On separate motions, duly seconded, the matter of Refreshments at the 
Regular Meetings of the Societv was referred to the Executive Committee, 
with power, and the salaries for the year 1008 were adjusted and fixed. 

The Chairman of Committee on Resolutions on the late Rev. Dr. Dwight 
then reported action had been taken, and presented the bound pamphlet of the 
engrossed resolutions and on motion auly seconded, the President and 
Secretary were directed to sign same and attach the seal of the Society and to 
forward the pamphlet to Mrs. Dwight. 

There being no further business, the meeting was on motion duly seconded 


Dyckman.—Nagel. — Post.— Brown.— Johannes* Dyckman (JanO of 
Kingsbridge, N. Y., whose dates according to a descendant were: b. 6 May, 
1682; m. 2 March, 1701; d. 10 Dec, 1730; m. Deborah Nagel, b. 23 Feb., 1684; 
d. 1734. Who was the said Debonih Nagel? Was she not step -sister of 
Johannes Dyckman above, and dan. of Jan and Rebecca (Waldron) Ns^el? 
Kiker, however, said Jan and Rebecca's dau. Deborah Nagel m. Robt. West- 
gate. (See Dutch Ch, Rec) Could not the said Deborah have m. Westgate in 
1720, after the death of Johannes Dyckman, whose death above might have 
been 1703, instead of 1730. 

Jan* Dyckman haa a grand-daughter Ann Hedley, who m. Jacob Post, 
what relation was the said ^cob to Mary, dau. of Martin Post, who m. William 
Dyckman, and had sons William and £vert Dyckman, who went West many 
years ago. 

The undersigned would like to communicate with any descendants of the 
said western William and Evert Dvckman, in the interest of a short account 
of the Dyckmans of Kingsbridge, which she is compiling. 

Magdalena Dyckman m. before 1742 Evert Bruyn or Brown; Jemima 
Dyckman, her niece, m. another Evert Brown. What relation were these 
Evert Browns to each other? Wanted their ancestry and descendants. 

L. D. ARBRLY, $$0 Park Ave., New York City. 

Kino. — John King of Mansfield, Conn., purchased land at Norwich, Conn., 
on 3 June, 1747, and later, as of Amenia Precinct, Dutchess County, N. Y., pur- 
chased other land at Norwich, Conn., on i Dec, 1767. He had known issue, a 
son William of Norwich, Conn., 1763, and a son John of Mansfield, Conn., 1760. 
John Kin^ (John) of Mansfield, Conn., m. 6 July, 1760, at Norwich, Conn., 
Elizabeth Birchard, dau. of Mr. Daniel Birchard, late of Mansfield, deceased, 
and had issue, b. at Mansfield, John, Elizabeth, Anne, Asa. Any information 
in regard to the ancestry of the first John King of Mansfield would be highly 
appreciated. There are indications that he may have been of kin to Hezekiah 
King of Mansfield, prior to 1725 (The Weymouth King Family), or perhaps of 
kin to The Northampton King Famijy. 

GEORGE AUSTIN MORRISON, JR., 43 Cedar St., New York City. 

KiP.— Catharine Kip, b. 8 Oct., 1700, in Ulster County, N. Y., was a dau. of 
John Kip. The date of his birth ana the names of his father and mother is 

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desired. He m. Christina Snook. What were the names of her parents and 
were they from Rhinebeck? 

Low.— WESTVAAL.—Jannetjc Low m. Anthony Freer on 30 Oct, 1761. 
Who were her parents? Claartjen Westvaal of NCinnisink m. Solomon Freer, 
22 Sept, 1 72 1. When was she b. and who were her father and mother? Was 
she a dau. of Johannes Westvaal who m. Maritie Jacobse Cool? 

H. c. MC COLLUM, 1320 Williamette Boulevard, I^ortland, Ore. 

Marcy. — Information is wanted concerning the ancestry of Dorothy 
Newell, wife of Hon. William Learned Marcy, Governor of New York, and 
Secretary of War uilder President Polk. Dates and places of her birth, mar- 
riage and death; her father's name, dates and places of his birth, marriage and 
death; her mother's name, and whatever is known of the Newell family of 
Southbridge, Mass., is earnestly desired. 

Edson. — I am compiling a genealogical account of the ancestors and 
descendants of Nathan £dson and his wite Mary Hall. Nathan was the son of 
Nathan, son of Samuel, son of Samuel, son of Samuel who came to Salem 
about 1619 from England; he was a soldier of the Revolution, and first settler 
of Stockbridge, New York. Any one having any information about any of the 
ancestors or descendants of .Nathan Edson are requested to communicate 
with me. oeorob thomas edson, Rumley, Van Buren Co., Ark. 

Mayo. — I am compiling a brief history of the descendants of John Mayo of 
Roxbury, Mass., and 01 the Rev. John Mayo of Barnstable, Mass., and any facts 
and material of an historical or biographical nature, bearing on the use of this 
name will be highly appreciated, and all information gladly received in order 
to compile a full genealogical record. Chester o. mayo, u. s. n.. 

Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

MoNNETT. — In New York in the Revolution appears the record of Anges 
Monett, as an enlisted man in the Orangje County Militia (p. 255). Who can 
give any further information concerning him, his ancestors or descendants? 

In *' Report, State Historian, Col. Ser., Vol. II, p. 499, appears the record of 
Abraham Munnett (phonetic spelling was Monnett), as ensign 1738 in Capt 
Thos. Van Pelt's Co. of Richmond Co. Militia, Richard Stillwell, Col. I am 
inclined to think he was a son of Isaac Monnett of Calvert Ca, Maryland. 
Who can give any further information concerning him, his ancestry or 

I am interested in any one of the name, as variouslv spelled: Monet, 
Monete, Monette, Monnet, Monnete, Monett, Monnett, Monnette, Munnett, 
Munnitt, Money, Maunay, etc. orra e. monnette, 

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The Bibliographer's Manual op American History, by Thomas 
Lindsley Bradford, M.D. Edited and revised by Stan. V. Henkels. VoL I, 
A to E, Nos. 1-1.600, pp. 340; Vol. II, F to L, Nos. 1,601-3,103, pp. 349. Cloth, 
Royal 8vo. Press of Maurice H. Power, Philadelphia, Pa. 1907. 

This work, which will ultimately reach five volumes, contains an account 
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The Cherokee Indians, with special reference to their relations with the 
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This small volume is a valuable addition to the Grafton Historical Series 
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research on the part of its author to establish his facts. It will be a valuable 
addition to literature already printed on this subject. 

Dunham Genealogy. English and American Branches, by Isaac 
Watson Dunham, A.M. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 363. Press of Bulletin Printt Norwich, 
Conn. 1907. Full Index. 

This work sets forth the general records of families named Dunham in 
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Much time, labor and ingenuitv has been expended upon tracing the Dunham 
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Record op the Fargo Family, by John J. Giblin. Morocco, i2mo, 
pp. 32. Privately printed. Press of The American Bank Note Co. 1907. 

A brief and well arranged genealogy of the descendants of Moses Fargo, 
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bound and contains a full index of names. 

Some Special Studies in Genealogy. I. American Emigrants- 
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Quaker Records, by Josiah Newman, F. R. Hist Soc. III. The Gene- 
alogy OP the Submerged, by Charles A. Bernau. Cloth, i2mo, pp. 96. 
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Heraldry as Art, by G. W. Eve. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 308. Full index. 
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Genealogy of the Hill, Dean, Pinckney, Austin, Barker, 
Anderson, Rhoades and Finch Families, by Franklin Couch, LL.B. 
Cloth, small Quarto, pp. 129. Full index. Printed for private circulation by 
Newburgh Journal Co. 1907. 

This comprehensive genealogy of seven prominent families, related to the 
Hill Familv, was completed from data fumished by Mr. Uriah Hill, Jr., of 
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devotes his leisure hours to sustaining and advancing Mr. Couch in collecting 
such records as these. The line is traced in detail from Anthony Hill, an 
Englishman, bom in Holland, who came to America in 1720, settled in New 
York City and eventually removed to Fox Meadows, now part of Scarsdale, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. The book is well printed, in legible type with good 
margins, and while the arrangement of heads of families does not show the full 
line of descent at a glance, yet the numerical system employed enables one to 
turn back to the preceeding ancestor with ease and despatch. The work 
should receive a welcomed place among the standard genealogies of New York 
State families. 

History and Genealooy of the Hbrne Family, from A.D. 1066 to 
A.D. 1907, by William T. Heme. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 753. Press of Examiner 
Printing Co., Independence, Mo. 1907. 

Although the author of this work heads its title with the words "Brief 
History," the size of the volume and the voluminous data dealt with all bear wit- 
ness to a marvelous amount of patience, industry and perseverance. Asa record 
of William Heme, the London merchant, who came to America in 1680, and of 
others bearing the Heme name, whenever and wherever mentioned in Mss., 
State, County, Town and Family records, and newspaper of the day, this book 
will be found most complete and Mr. Heme is to oe congratulated upon the 
successful result of years of study and research. It is profusely illustrated with 
wood cut portraits of the Hemes and their numerous descendants, and while 
the fact mat it has no full name index and is not arranged according to 
genealogical methods will militate against its utility as a work of general 
reference, nevertheless it will be treasured by those whose families appear 
in its pages. 

Genealogy of the Jaqubtt Family, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers. Re- 
vised Edition — Limited to 100 copies. Cloth, ovo, pp. 220, Press of Allen, 
Lane & Scott, Philadelphia. 1907. 

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This record of an ancient Delaware Family, in type, press work, quality of 
paper and illustrations, attains a standard seldom reached in genealogical 
publications. The author traces his descent in unbroken lineage from Pierre 
Jaquet, citizen of Geneva, Switzerland, about 1500, who was the ancestor of 
Jean Paul Jaquet, the first of his name in this countiy, in the year 1654. The 
early records of this family when in Geneva and Nuremberg are given with 
extraordinary completeness and the expense, time and care which must have 
been devoted to searching for. examining and transcribing these Swiss and 
German records would seem enormous. The author has arranged the names 
upon a numerical plan, which is somewhat confusing to the average student of 
genealogy, and while this system lends itself to ready reference, when studied 
and thoroughly comprehended, yet its general utility is not to be compared 
with the standard plan, followed oy the chief magazines and publications. An 
individual and thus necessarily limited system of indicating aescent can never 
be consulted with ease and expedition by the ^^eneral reading public, no matter 
how clear and perfect it may seem to its deviser. The book is fully indexed 
and well worth acquisition by those who desire a select library of genealogical 

Lane Genealogies, Volume III, compiled by James Hill Fitts. Cloth, 
8vo, pp. 439. The Nair-Letter Press, Exeter, N. Y. 1906. Full Index. 

This is the concluding volume of the series and deals with the English 
Family of Lane settled at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Ens^land, 1512-1758; 
Job Lane of Maiden, Mass., 1649; James Lane of Casco Bay, Maine, 1650, and 
Edward Lane of Boston, Mass., 1657. The compiler, now deceased, has 
collected a valuable number of records, and after arranging the varied 
families — not necessarily related— has placed them in such genealogical form 
as to render the task of the future family historian 4n continuing the lines 
comparatively easy. The extracts from English wills of Lane are particularly 
interesting and the fact that from 1662-1816, or about one hundred and fifty 
years, the Job Lane family received an annual rental from the English estates, 
IS an unparalleled instance in New England history. So few of the early 
Colonial families can make the connecting link with English ancestry of good 
yeoman stock that everyadditional work tracing origin in the Old Country is 
more than welcome. The book is the production of a scholar and merits 
the highest praise, not only for its accuracy and research, but for the admirable 
style of arrangement and letter press. It is well illustrated with portraits and 
pictures of the Lane kith and kin. 

Genealogies op the Lewis and Kindred Families, edited by John 
Meriwether McAllister and Lura Boulton Tandy. Cloth, Svo, pp. 416. Press 
of £. W. Stephens Publishing Co., Columbia, Mo. 1906. Full Index. 

The authors of this interesting record frankly avow their desire to compile 
a genealogy of the Lewis Family of Virginia rather than a biographical record 
of their ancestry and have completed a work of value and utility. Every 
item of importance in public or private records has been secured and given its 
place in tne pages ot the book. The press work, paper and binding are 
excellent, without being extravagant, and the reading matter is tersely set 
forth. The arrangement of the Tines of descent and the index are unusual, 
an individual system being used rather than a standard one. No matter how 
clear and simple such may be to the authors, it is difficult for the general student 
of genealogy and to this extent the usefulness of the book will be crippled. 

Macomber Genealogy, by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole. Paper, Svo, pp. 
88. Press of The Journal Company, Lewiston, Me. 1907. 

A well arranged genealogical record of John Macomber of Taunton, Mass., 
1643, and his descendants, brother of William Macomber of Duxbury, 1638. 
The compiler has taken particular pains to trace the Revolutionary and May- 
flower ancestry and his search among public and private records appears to be 
exhaustive. He further gives full notes upon those in England and Scotland 
bearing the Macomber name and a frank criticism and description of the 
several alleged Macomber coats-of-arms, which in most cases appear to have 
been made to order. His disavowal of all pretensions in regard to the right to 

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coat-annor withoat ample proof of authority to bear same is encouraging in 
this age of sham pedigrees and impossible royal descents. Mr. Stackpole has 

?:one to some expense in collecting and publishing this record, and his appeal 
or subscribers to the book deserves generous response, particularly as the 
contemplated genealogy of William Macomber of Marshfieid, 1638, cannot be 
issued unless the sales of the present genealogy warrant the future volume. It 
is to be regretted that no present index has been printed, although the intention 
if to index both volumes, when the second volume is issued. 

An Abstract of a Genealogical Collection, by Malcolm Macbeth. 
Volume I. Paper, Small Quarto, pp. 5a Press of Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 
St. Louis, Mo. 

The idea of this preliminary publication is to place data so far collected 
before the public in such shape that members and kinsman. of the Macbeth 
Family will be interested in correcting all errors and forwarding such additional 
information as they may possess. The names of a number of Huguenot 
families will be found on these pages, with facsimiles of original signatures, etc, 
and it is earnestly hoped that those related will make many additions to the 
compiler's store of genealogical history. The completed genealogy will con- 
tain over 55 portraits of ancestors, and about 7^ pictures of houses occupied, 
monuments, tombstones, etc, and be issued in three volumes. 

Men op America. A BioMrraphical Dictionary of Contemporaries. Edited 
by John W. Leonard. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 2,188. Press of L. R. Hamertly & Co., 
New York. 1908. 

The utility of this work cannot be questioned and the list of names appears 
to be a fairly representative one in view of the difficulty of choice involved. A 
number of like publications have been issued during the past few years and 
contain many prominent names omitted from the present work, so that the 
editor seems to have produced a selective rather than comprehensive book. 
The mag[nitude of his task, however, precludes perfection and the list of 
biographies will be welcome as a ready book of reference. 

New England Family History, Vol. I, April 1, 1908, No. 4. Edited 
and published by Henry Cole Quinby, A.B., LL.B. Paper, Royal 8vo, pp. 42. 
New York. 1908. 

This quarterly has undertaken to place in print the genealogical records of 
families of Maine and Massachusetts. Its pages will doubtless be devoted to 
printing the history of those early settlers, whose families have been less 
prominent and hence more neglected than the original Colonial leaders and 
their descendants. This purpose at once entitles it to a safe place upon the 
shelves of all historical-genealogical libraries and will result in tne preservation 
of data rapidly becoming most difficult to secure. The magazine is well 
illustrated and printed and should do considerable work in the line selected. 

New Jersey Archives, First Series, Volume XXVI, Newspaper Extracts, 
Volume VII, 1768-1769, Edited by William Neilson. Cloth, 8vo. pp. 649. Full 
index. The Call Printing and Publishing Co. 1904. 

A continuation of the publication of Documents relating to the Colonial 
History of the State, the present volume consisting of extracts from American 
Newspapers relating to New Jersev. No more instructive and valuable work 
could have been undertaken by the New Jersey Historical Society than this 
admirable digest of the Colonial press and its utility to future historians of 
New Jersey renders this series invaluable. The time and labor expended in 
searching and transcribing items from the contemporary journals, both local 
and foreign, must have been g^reat and the decision as to the importance of the 
items must have required nicety of judgment and sound historical ability. 
The example set by tne New Jersey Society should be followed by other State 
Historical Societies in regard to their own commonwealths, and funds expended 
in such research and publication cannot fail to vield a large return in member- 
ship and donations. These books are printea in clear, legible type and the 
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Volume XXVI it a worthy addition, should be a delight to scholars and should 
be found upon the shelves of every library of any pretention throughout the 
United States. 

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 190a 
Abstract of Wills. Volume IX. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 373, Printed by the Society, 
New York. 1901. 

This fine publication is a continuation of the Series of Abstracts of Wills 
on file in the Surrogate's Office of the City of New York, and contains the Wills 
tted and proved from 7 January, 1777 to 7 February, 1783, with Letters of Ad- 
ministration from 17 January, 1779, to 18 Februar>[, 1783. The period covered 
by this volume is peculiarly interesting, embracing as it does the most im- 
portant years of the Revolutionary War, and its subject matter proves beyond 
dispute that any impression that wills were not recorded during the struggle 
for liberty is erroneous. Both the British and the State Governments exercised 

Erobate jurisdiction during the war, the former covering New York City, Long 
stand, Staten Island and the lower part of Westchester County, while the 
latter covered the remaining part of the Province of New York. At the end of 
the War, Samuel Bayard, the last Royal Secretary delivered over to Lewis 
Allaire Scott, Deputy State Secretary, some 709 original wills, probate and 
administration papers, etc., and also the volumes of recorded wills. The 
record from Colonial to State Government is thus continuous and full, and this 
volume of the Historical Society should be a mine of information to those 
interested in the history and genealogy of the patriots and tories. The book is 
clearly printed, has an exhaustive index of names and is fully up to the hi^h 
standard set by the Society in all its publications. Great praise should be 
accorded to Mr. William S. Pelletreau, the compiler, for his invaluable labors 
in this field. 

Genealogical Collections Relating to the Families of Noblbt, 
with some particular account of William Noblit of Middletown Township, 
Chester County (now Delaware County), Pennsvlvania, U. S. A. Compiled by 

iohn Hvndman Noblit. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 400. Printed for private circulation by 
•^erris & Leach. 1906. 

This is a most complete collection of data concerning the family records of 
diose named Noblat, Noblot and Noblets of France; Noblet and Noblett of 
Great Britain; Noblet, Noblett, Noblit and Noblitt of America, illustrated by 
facsimiles of the several coat-armors used by the various families in France. 
Tho the name is an unusual one, Mr. Noblit nas gathered together a mass of 
important material, and while he has made no attempt at genealogical arrange- 
ment, the gleanings are now preserved for all time and will prove a mine of 
information for future searchers in this field. Each French record is followed 
by its careful translation, and the style of arranging and printing this work is 
heartily to be commended, while a full index renders all references ready and 
time savine. The task of putting the difiEerent records into type was no light 
one and ue entire appearance of the book reflects high credit upon the 
intelligence and artistic facilities of its compiler. 

The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch and Their 
English Ancestry, compiled by William Ogden Wheeler. Edited by 
Laurence VanAlstvne and Kev. Charles ^urr Ogden, Ph.D. Cloth, Quarto, 
pp. 532. Full Inoex. Printed for Private Circulation by J. B. Lippincott 
Company, Philadelphia. 1907. With a Second Volume of 37 Charts showing 
Descent of Female Lines. 

The lives of John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his descendants, 1640-1906, 
inspired this magnificent work, one of the finest ever published in this country, 
ana in searching out and arranging the historical and genealogical matter 
incorporated in the book the compiler, who unfortunatelv died before the 
completion of his task, erected an everlasting monument to nis industry, ability 
and family pride. It is difficult to review the characteristics of this volume, 
when all it contains is admirable and beyond criticism. No less than 30 general 
illustrations and j4 portraits are incorporated in the feunily history and the 
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a masterpiece of composition. The genealogical system of arranging the 
names not only follows the most approved custom but in some regards is an 
actual improvement upon the stanaard arrangement — the ancestral chain, 
given after the name of each descendant having issue, showing the full line of 
descent at a glance and each descendant having his or her own number. 
Ancestors of any line can be turned to instantly. The index of names might 
have referred to the name number instead of the page number, and thus 
obviated some delay in looking down the paRe for the name, but this is a 
debatable improvement. The history of this family discloses a long line of 
patriots — many of whom held positions of the highest responsibility and trust 
in the community and none of whom were unworthy of perpetual record. 
This work is a mcxlel for all would-be family historians to follow and neither 
years nor progress in the art of book-making will make obsolete this volume or 
take from it the unique quality of being as perfect as human skill can make it 

Ontario Historical Society. Papers and Records. Volume VIII. 
Paper, 8vo, pp. 228. Published by the Society, Toronto. 1907. 

This is a continuation of the admirable series of publications of this Society 
and the present volume is fully as interesting as the seven preceeding books. 
It contains well written articles on The Insurrection in the Short Hills in 1858; 
The Hamiltons of Queenstown, King'ston and Hamilton, and three papers on 
Kingston History, together with the Church Records of die Niagara Peninsular, 
Stamford and Chippewa, and Extracts from the Cummings Papers. The 
annals of early Canadian settlers are being rapidly gathered togetner and put 
into reference shape by this excellent Society. 

Portsmouth and Newcastle, New Hampshire, Cemetery Inscrip- 
tions, by Arthur H. Locke. Paper, 8vo, pp. 44. Portsmouth, Privately 
Printed. 1907. 

This interestin£[ record consists of abstracts from some two thousand of the 
oldest tombstones in the cities of Portsmouth and Newcastle, N. H., and is 
supplementary to material already published in the New England Register, 
It completes the vital statistics of the early settlers of Portsmouth and its 
alphabetical arrangement of names, abbreviation marks of locality and form of 
printing attest to the time, labor and care of the compiler. It is due to the 
generosity and genealogical sense of such men as Mr. Locke that this country 
will in time have secured as complete a record of its early colonists as can be 
obtained at this late day. 

Shakers op Ohio. Papers concerning the Shakers of Ohio, with Un- 

Eublished Manuscripts, by J. P. McLean, Ph.D. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 415. Press of 
. J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, O. 1907. 

It is somewhat paradoxical that any historical-genealogical record should 
be kept of a sect whose foundation principle was opposed to the perpetuation 
of the race. Nevertheless the story of the rise of the Shaker Communities in 
Ohio and their present decline and disintergration is interesting reading and 
the author has accomplished a fine task in collecting and printing these 
records, fast going to decay and destruction. Shakerism was promoted in this 
country by Ann Lee in 177^ at New Lebanon, Columbia Co., N. Y., where 
the parent community established itself and under the leadership and revel- 
ations of this extraordinary woman, claiming to be a manifestation of the 
second coming of Christ, the sect flourished and spread throughout the 
United States. The-book is well illustrated with portraits, pictures of Shaker 
communities and homes, and will prove a mine of information to those 
interested in the growth and fall of a peculiar people. 

Historical Manual op the Congregational Church op Topspield, 
Mass., 1663-1007. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 60. Published by the Church Press of A. T. 
Merrill, Topsncld, Mass. 

This earljr Colonial church was organized in 1663 with the Rev. Thomas 
Gilbert as minister. The early town records, which also contained the church 
records prior to 25 March, 1659, were lost by fire, and the first volume of 
church registers commences in 1684, when the membership was 49, viz.: 22 

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males and 27 families. This little book, setting forth, as it does, the simple 
annals of a quiet parish, should be interesting reading to the descendants of the 
early founders and parishioners. The biographical sketches of the Ministry of 
the Church evince careful research and preparation and the book is a fit 
memorial of a religious establishment which did much to sustain and advance 
the early colonists of Massachusetts. 

English Ancestry of Governor William Tracy of Virginia, 1620, 
AND OF His Only Son, Lieutenant Thomas Tracy op Salem, Mass., and 
Norwich, Conn., by Dwight Tracy, M.D., D.D.S. Paper, Quarto, pp. 31. 
Press of The Journal of American History, New Haven, Conn. 1908. 

Thispamphlet is of unusual interest in that it proves beyond peradventure 
that the English Pedigree of Tracy, printed in T. Bntton's " Toddington *' in 1840, 
is erroneous and incomplete, in settme forth mat William Tracy, who married 
Mary, daughter of Sir John Conway of Arrow, Co. Warwick, died widiout issue. 
Britton was a leading English authority and without doubt compiled his 
genealogical chart of the ramily of Tracy from ancient deeds, records and 
Heraldic visitations. His error is shown clearly b^ the early letters of William 
Tracy and records of the Virginia Co., wherem is mentioned his wife Mary, 
son Thomas and daughter Joyce, who married Captain Nathaniel Powell. 
This son Thomas is later identified with Lt Thomas Tracy of Watertown and 
Salem, Mass., in 1636, and thus a long line of descendants can be linked up to 
an ancient and noble familv in England, descended from Egbert, first Saxon 
King of England, 800-838 Anno Dominie. The evidence is indisputable and 
sets forth not only in reprints but in facsimile reproduction of the ancient 
documents the proof positive of the continuation of the line of William Tracy 
in Virginia ana New England. Relation to English nobility and the right 
to bear coat-armor is so frequently assumed without the slightest proof save 
the statement of furnishers of ready-made pedigrees that Dr. Tracy's scholarly 
and exhaustive research should oe a matter of pride to all his kin. The 
pamphlet is illustrated with a full page plate of the Tracy Arms, blazoned 
m proper colors, and a portrait of Dr. Tracy, together with excellent facsimile 
reproductions of ancient documents and pictures of the several manors and 
, county seats of the family in England. 

Ancestors of Rev. William Howe Whittemore, Bolton, Ct, 1800, 
Rye, N. Y., 1885, and of his wife, Maria Clark, New York, 1803, Brooklyn, 1886. 
by William Plumb Bacon. Cloth, Quarto, pp. 124. Limited Edition. Pressor 
Adkins Printing Co., New Britain, Ct« 1907. 

The compiler has charted and traced back as far as possible the several 
ancestors of tne Rev. Mr. Whittemore and his wife and set forUi no less than 55 
lines of descent converging in the two subjects of this work. Such method of 
genealogical record is of value and interest to the immediate family of the 
Rev. Mr. Whittemore, and from the publication of this interesting record it is 
hoped the compiler will be encouraged to devote a full genealogical volume to 
the Whittemore family only. The book is well printed but is not arranged ac- 
cording to the now well established and standard form insisted upon oy the 
leading eenealogical societies and the lack of an index of names must be 
deplored. The compiler frankly states that the arrangement of the work in 
his opinion renders an index superfluous but the utility of his work is thereby 
minimized and localized to individual members of the Whittemore family. 

Mr. Thomas Floyd- Jones has issued an 8vo, doth, index to his ^^Floyd* 
Jones FaMily,'* reviewed in the April, 1907, Record. 

Mr. Frederic G. Mather, compiler and editor of New York in the 
Revolutio t, and the supplement to the same, is now engaged upon the stoiy of 
the Refugees who crossed from Long Island to Connecticut in 1776. The 
story will include copies of all the original documents which Mr. Mather 
already has. He would, however, appreciate any information (more especially 
as to the return of the Refugees to Long Island, and the whereabouts of their 
descendants to-day) that descendants of the Refugees may have and are 
inclined to give. His address is, Stamford, Conn. 

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Bacon, William Plumb.— Whittemore-Clark Geoealoffy. 

Bowen» Clarence Winthrop.— Reminiscences of New nao^ton, N. H. 

Charles Scribner's Sons.— Heraldry As An Art. 

Commissioner of Education. — Report 

Couch, Franklin, and Hill, Uriah, Jr.— The Hill Family. 

Davis, Walter.— Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Vol. VII. 

Dunham, Isaac W. — Dunham Genealogy. 

Fargo, Tames Francis. — Fargo Family. 

Fitts, Mrs. Mary C— Lane Family, Vol. III. 

Floyd- Jones, Thomas. — Index to Floyd-Jones Genealogy. 

Gould, J. Porter. — Manual of the Topsfield Congregational Church. 

Hamersly, L. R. — Men of America. 

Heame, William T.— Heame History. 

Heer, Fred. J. — Shakers of Ohio. 

Henkels, Stan. V. — Bradford's Bibliographer's Manual of American History, 

2 vols. 
Keep, Austin Baxter. — Holcombe Family Bible. 
New York Mayflower Society.— Year Book. 
Noblit, John Hyndman. — Noblet Genealogy. 
Randall, F. £.— Randall Genealogy. 
Sellers, Edwin Jaquett. — Jaquett Family. 
Suydam, Walter Lispenard.— St. Nicholas Society's Year Book. 
Tandy, Mrs. L. B. — Lewis and Allied Families. 
Thacher, Mrs. George Winslow.— American Presbyterianism. 
Wheeler, Miss Laura. — Ogden Family, Elizabethtown Branch, 2 vols. 
Wright, Tobias A. — Mail and Express* with Index, 6 vols. 

Pamphlets, Etc. 

Amer, G. Loui8.*Hi8tory of the First Congregational Church, Jefferson, Ohio. 

Ashton, N. H. £. — ^John Fraser, Botanist, manuscript. 

Bacon, Horace S.— Lowell Historical Society's Contributions. 

Bbwen, Clarence Winthrop. — Magazine of American History. 

Brink, Benjamin M. — Olde Ulster. 

Burr, Hon. Tunis B. — Crab Meadow, Northport, L. I., Inscriptions, manuscript. 

Cambridge Historical Society. — Publications. 

Chamberlain, H. — Seneca Falls Historical Society's Report. 

Chief of Bureau. — ^U. S. Navy and Marine Corps Register. 

Corbett, John. — Schuyler County Chronicle. 

Cornell, Rev. John. — Newspaper Clippings. 

Dorrance, Miss Anne. — Wyoming Commemorative Association Proceedings. 

D wight. Rev. M. £. — Genealogical Exchange. 

Dwight, Mrs. M. E.— Framed Etching of Rev. M. E. Dwight, D.D., M.D. 

Edson, George Thomas. — Pedigree of G. T. Edson, manuscript. 

First Reformed Church.— Church Tablet. 

Green, B. Frank. — Clan Gordon of Scotland, manuscript. 

Grevc, Charles T.— Quarterly Publication, Historical and Philosophical Society 
of Ohio. 

Haughwout, Rev. Lefferd, M.A. — Lefferts-HaUghwout Letters, manuscript. 

Holmx)ok, Levi.— N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, January. 

Holcombe, the late W. F., M.D., and Keep, Austin Baxter.— Souvenir of the 
Westdiester Library and Reading Room. 

Lefferts, Marshall Qifford. — Bijdragen tot de Geschiedenis van Overyssel. 

Leonard, I. B.— Gowanda News, newspaper. 

Macy, W. A., M.D.— Jacobus Nostrand's Syphering Book, manuscript Benja- 
min Ferris* Note Book, manuscript. 

Mercantile Library. — Report. 

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Missouri Historical Society.— Abstract of Malcolm Macbeth's Genealogical 

Collection, Vol. I. 
Myers, Edward.— Historical Sketch of the Third Reformed Church, Albany. 
New England Society. — Anniversary. 
New York Public Library.— Bulletin. 
Ontario Historical Society.— Report. Records, Vol. VIII. 
'"[uinby, Henry Cole. — New England Family History. 

oe, Mrs. Charles. — Sohier Coat of Arms, framed. 
Rowlee, W. W. — Ulster County Tombstone Inscriptions, manuscript. Rev. 

Orlo Bartholomew's Address, manuscript 
Salem Press Company.— Massachusetts Magazine, I, i. 
St Mark's Church.— Year Book. 
See, Mrs. Horace. — Coal Medal. Wilkesbarre Record. Jamestown Magazine. 

N. Y. Branch of the American Red Cross. World's Work. 
Stackpole, Rev. Everett A. — Macomber Genealogy. 

Steelman, Emma J.— Baptist Burning Ground, Cape May, N. J., manuscript 
Superintendent of Documents. — dheck List, 3rd eoition. 
Suydam, Walter Lispenard. — Pedigree of Mrs. W. L. Suydam, Jr., manuscript. 

Report of the Daughters of the Cincinnati. Ceremonies at Fraunces* 

Tavern. Colonial Wars Banquet. 
Terry, Miss. — Old Commercial Receipts, manuscript 
Thacher, Mrs. George Winslow. — N. £. Historical and Genealogical Register, 

c numbers. N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record, 14 numbers. 

Newburgh Historical Societjrs Papers, XII, XiII. 
Totten, John Reynolds.— St. Thomas' Church Year Book. Our Race News 

Tracy, Dwight, M.D., D.D.S.— Tracys in America. Arms of Tracy. Lieut. 

Thomas Tracy and " Widow Mason." 
University of Vermont. — Catalogue. 
Van Alst^ne, W. B., M.D.— Newspajjer clipping[s. 
Vanderbilt, O. DeG.— Year Book, Princeton University, Class of 1906. 
Virginia State Library.— Fourth Annual Report. Bulletin, I, i. 
Wsillace, H. E. — Inskeep Genealogy, chart. Moorefield Examiner. 
Washington, William Lanier.— Roster of the Virginia Society of the Order of 

the Cincinnati. 
Weed, Edward Franklin. — Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda. 
Woods, Henry E.— Report of the Public Archives Commission. 



Albany and Schenectady Cotmties History. 

Albany Conveyances, XlV. 

American Antiquarian Society's Proceedings. 

American Historical Magazine. 

American Jewish Historical Society's Publications. 

American Monthly Magazine. 

Annals of Iowa. 

Annals of Portsmouth. 

Annals of St Michael's Parish. 

Archives of Maryland, 3 vols. 

Aueusta, Maine, History. 

Bencshire County, Mass., Gazetteer. 

Berkshire, Englsind, Visitations. 

Booth's History of New York City, 2 vols. 

Brodhead's Delaware Water Gap. 

Buffalo and the Senecas, 2 vols. 

Burke's Report on Rhode Island. 

Chautauqua County, N. Y., History. 

Chittenden Countv, Vt., Gazetteer. 

Command ery of the State of Pennsylvania, Loyal Legion. 

Concord, N. H., History. 

Connecticut Maeazine. 

Connecticut Valley History, 2 vols. 

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Descendants of Lewis Morris of Morrisania. 

Dexter Genealogy. . 

Eastern Vermont History, 

Eastport and Passamaquoddy. 

Ellsworth Homestead. 

Essex Antiquarian. 

Essex Institute. 

Fiske Family Papers. 


Guilford Portraits. 

Harlem Commons History. 

Hay Family. 

Historic Homes on Long Island. 

Historical Register of Pennsylvania. 

Hough's History of Jefferson County, N. Y. 

Index Library. 

Jerseyman, 28 numbers. 

tournial of American History. 

Journals of Portland, Me. 

Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution, 2 vols. 

Machias, Me., History. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War, XVI. 

Mather's Magnalia, 2 vols. 

Mayflower Descendant 

McCormick Genealogy and Family Trees, 2 vols. 

Meginness' Histoncsil Journal, I. 

Middlebury, Vt, Historv. 

Monroe County, N. Y., Landmark. 

Montgomery Co., Pa., History. 

Montpelier, Vt., History. 

N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register. 

Ni^ara County, N. Y., History. 

N. H. Genealogical Record. 

N. T. Archives, ist Se., Vol. XXVI. 

N. V. Churches, History of. 

N. Y. Historical Society's Abstracts of Wills, IX. 

Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. 

Old and New Monongahela. 

Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly. 

Old Sands Street Church. 

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By Hopper Striker Mott. 

The subject of this sketch was bom in the mansion at Striker's 
Bay, which stood on an eminence overlooking the shores of "a 
certain cove," as the deed words it, at present 96th Street and 
Riverside Drive. He descended in the sixth generation from 

iacobus Strijcker — the progenitor of the family in America — 
[agistrate of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, whose 
history has been heretofore told in this publication for January, 
1907. The General's grandfather, Gerret Striker, for whom he 
was named, assumed the method of spelling his name which has 
been retained by the Manhattan branch of the family and dif- 
ferentiates it from the rest of the clan. He settled at the Bay in 
1764 with his wife and son James, bom Sept. 18, 1755, where he 
built his home. 

The mansion stood on the edge of the line of British defence 
before and during the Battle of Harlem Heights. This locality 
was for long periods a hotbed of discord. For many years the 
residents of the district lived in daily fear and expectation of 
incursions and indignities. Mrs. Gerrit Striker whose husband 
had lately died (Sept. 17, 1775), opposed the enlistment of her son 
for these reasons, feeling with just cause that his assistance at 
this juncture would be needed. It is known that during the 
battle he used the family wagon to convey the wounded from the 
field and that the mansion was turned into a temporary hosi)ital. 
Many soldiers of either side were cared for here with the aid of 
his mother. Twice the house was pillajjed and finally all the live 
stock was driven oflE. Several skirmishes between the picket 
lines occurred on the immediate premises, in one of which a 
patriot and two Tories were killed in the lane which led from the 
Bloomingdale Road. These were buried near where they fell. 
Early in the struggle some officers were quartered in the house 
and at least one partv of captives was billeted on the inmates, 
pending their removal to improvised prisons at the lower end of 
the Island. James Striker joined the American army, going to 
New Jersey where he enlisted as a member of the Light Horse 
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154 Major-General Garrit Hopper Striker. [July, 

the same generation, John Stryker, was captain. This troop 
formed part of Washington's forces and was present at the battles 
of Trenton, in Dec, 1776, Princeton, in Jan., 1777, Germantown, in 
Oct. of that year, and Monmouth, in June, 1778. It was during his 
absence that these incursions occurred. The place was again 
invaded by the enemy in 1781. The slaves and servant men 
were driven oflE and the women compelled for days to cook and 
attend to the wants of their captors. 

Yet a boy when his enlistment expired, a longing for home 
caused Striker, in the summer of 1780, to set out towards that goal. 
On reaching the ancestral habitation of his Captain, at Millstone, 
N. J., he was fitted out as a yeoman and in this disguise proceeded 
on his way. At Tilly Tudlum, just north of Fort Lee, he suc- 
ceeded in getting a boat wherewith he reached the shores of his 
mother's property "in the enemy's country." Soon after his 
arrival he took out a license from the Secretary of the Province 
on Sept. 23, to marry Mary, dau. of Johannes and Wyntje (Dyck- 
man) Hopper. She lived only six years, dying at the age of 
twenty-six, on Sept. 20, 1786. Her remains were deposited in the 
Hopper burial ground, at the southwest comer of Ninth Avenue 
and 50th Street. Three children resulted from this union, viz.: 
i. Ann, b. Feb. 23, bap. June 25, 1781; d. unm. April 12, 

ii. Lavinia (Winifred), b. May 27, 1782; m. Jordan Mott, 
at Striker's Bay, Sept. 24, 1801;. d. at "Mott's Point," 
March 16, 1862. 
iii. Garrit Hopper, b. March 29, 1784. 

After James Striker's death the mansion became a tavern. 
In 1841 Joseph Francis was its landlord. The years of his 
tenancy were memorable for the number of noted personages 
who assembled there. Poe and his child wife, Virginia, spent 
the summers of 1843 and 1844 in a cottage near by which stood at 
84th Street. While he resided in Bloomingdale he wrote that 
that notable poem, The Raven^ and it was his habit to wander 
down the declivity to the shores of the bay. Often did he occupy 
a seat on Francis's piazza to enjoy the prospect and commune 
with his friends and familiars, of whom the names of Woodward, 
Morris, Willis, English, the author of Ben Bolty and the lawyer- 
poet, William Ross Wallace, are recalled. Trees of tremendous 
girth and height were on the ground, one of which, "a CTand old 
elm," inspired Morris to compose that noble lyric, Woodman^ 
Spare that Tree, In 1837, wrote the poet, he caught a tenant of 
the property in the act of cutting it down for firewood. "The 
old gentleman," with whom he was walking, asked the iconoclast 
what it was worth when felled, and ascertaining that ten dollars 
would prevent its destruction, paid the price and exacted an 
agreement in writing that it should be saved. We have Morris's 
testimony that in 1862 it was still standing. 

Under the tavern's successive bonifaces it became a noted 
resort for excursions, target-shooting, etc. There was a dock and 
small station of the Hudson River Railroad on the grounds. 
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rear of the house were founi the targets. A well-known clergy- 
man is authority for the statement that here was a scene of 
sylvan beauty unsurpassed, and that he had never in his long life 
been in so entrancing a spot. The property was sold in June, 
1856, and the house was destroyed by fire in the early sixties, 
when Robert Pennoyer was its landlord. 

The youngest child and only son of the family passed his 
boyhood at his father's house and after an education which 
befitted his position, started his business career with money 
supplied bjr his grandfather. In 1801, at the age of seventeen, 
he was living at 181 Broadway. He was a merchant in 1833 at 
55 Broad Street and in 1852 and 1853 the directory places his 
office at 78 Broadway with his son Garrit, although military 
headquarters continued to be his downtown centre, he having 
exhibited a marked aptitude for that career. An early bio- 
graphical sketch of him asserts that he had before his twenty- 
second year proved himself a good soldier and therieafter an 
efficient officer, panting for service and eager for the attainment 
of those laurels which can be earned alone in such employ. At 
the age of 26, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the sth N. Y. 
Regiment, 2nd Brigade of Infantry, under Col. J. W. Mulligan, 
with rank from March 25, 1809. On the breaking out of the 
Second War with England he was assigned as Captain of the 4th 
Company in the 5th Re^ment of Volunteers, Isaac A. van Hook 
having succeeded Mulligan in command. During the excited 
period of the fortifying of Bloomingdale Heights, while he was 
living at Striker's Bay, he attended the diflferent calls of his home 
ward (the Ninth) ana was active in obtaining subscriptions and 
laborers. Meetings were held in Rodger's Tavern, at 70th Street 
and Bloomingdale Road, which were attended by the neighbors 
in a united effort to hasten the erection of defences for the safety 
of their homes, that ward in which the work was carried on 
being the centre of active preparation. When not engaged in 
a military capacity Captain Striker lent the enthusiasm of his 
youthful endeavors to stimulating others, to seeing that the 
family horses did their proper share at the works and to collect- 
iiig vegetables from the farm and attending to their distribution. 
His home was so near the line of defences that he passed much 
time during their construction on the wound, and with the 
assistance of his father's slaves, aided and abetted the progress 
of the work. The regiment to which he belonged was the last 
to be regularly designated by the Committee of Defence and it 
practically completed the works on Bloomingdale Heights. 

On March 22, 18 16, Striker was promoted to the rank of Major 
in the 82nd Regt., 3rd Brigade, commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph 
D. Fay, and in the regimental orders issued at this time, his former 
Colonel (van Hook) expressed himself in the warmest terms of 
Capt. Striker's "soldierly conduct and gentlemanly demeanor" 
while under his command. Promotion to the Lieut.-Colonelcy 
of the same regiment followed April 24, 18 18. He reached the 

Sade of Brigadier in 1828, and rose to the rank of Major* 
meral in Feb., 1837. 

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156 Major-General Garrit Hopper Striker, D^ly* 

The General commanded the 2nd Division of uniformed 
troops on Oct. 14, 184a, in the notable pageant that marked, 
amid great popular rejoicing, the completion of the Croton 
Water Works. In fact, he was a prominent figure in all the 
celebrations of his time, for example: the reception to ex-Presi- 
dent Lamar of Texas, in 1840; the anniversary of the Battle of 
the Thames, Oct. 5 of that year, at which Gen. Harrison won 
renown, when he served as Grand Marshal of the parade and the 
ball at Harrison's inauguration March 4, 1841, at Washington 
Hotel. "The immense ball room, the most magnificent in the 
Union, was arrayed with ^1 the taste and elegance which the 
unrivalled Dejonge could bestow," says the newspaper report of 
the aflEair. In April of the same year, he was aide at the funeral 
ceremonies in Harrison's memory, and was one of the committee 
at the reception to Charles Dickens and wife who reached New 
York, Jan. 20, 184a. In Jiioe. 1843, President Tyler visited the 
city on his way to the dedication of Bunker Hill Monument. The 
great parade was held on the day of his arrival. The steamboat 
rfew Haven^ Capt. Vanderbilt, left Castle Garden wharf on the 
17th and proceeded to Perth Amboy where the President was 
met and escorted to the city. During the funeral honors to 
Major-Greneral Morgan Lewis, April 10, 1844, he was likewise 
conspicuous. Webster made his debut before the New York bar 
in the Greneral's employ in May of this year. 

A "grand military ball" was tendered to the General at the 
Apollo Rooms in 1846, at which he was presented with a service 
of plate, a gold medal and a pair of " Revolutionary boots." The 
Sun of April 4 reported that the beauty and fashion of the city 
graced the occasion. London Punch printed a facetious diatribe 
anent the boots, with a picture thereof, which filled a page of 
that noted periodical. The General was also prominent at the 
funeral solemnities over the death of Andrew Jackson, and at 
the great pageant on Oct. 19, 1847, at the laying of the comer- 
stone of the Washington Monument at Hamilton Square. 

" Being the idol of the boys," says a chronicler, " the General's 
appearance with them in military costume on horseback was the 
signal for an unfailing ovation." His hair and eyes were as 
black as a raven's wing. He used to relate that he had lived in 
the Outward, in the 9th, 12th and 22nd Wards although he had 
never moved. The Evening Express dubbed him " gold snuflE-box 
Striker" from his ostentatious manner of using that article. 
His speeches as reported were of a lively and spirited disposition, 
full of gracious raillery, good humored and witty withal. In 
his personal appearance he was immaculate. The N. Y. Gazette 
noticed the military ball, of which he was a manager, which was 
held at the N. Y. Theatre in the Bowery, Jan. 8, 1829, to celebrate 
the victory at New Orleans. This edict of fashion was laid down 
in the advertisement announcing the event: "Small clothes are 
considered as part of full dress for officers and citizens, but 
pantaloons, having been recently admitted as api)ropriate 
costume, will be approved." The General was a " decided but 
reasonable Whig" and served as Deputy Receiver of Taxes on the 

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Native American Ticket in 1844, and represented the 12th Ward 
in the Legislature in 1848. 

On June 25, i8i8, General Striker (then Colonel) m. Eliza 
Bella, dau. of Capt. Alexander McDougal, of the British service, 
and his wife, Mary Elsworth of New York. They continued to 
reside at Striker's Bay until John Hopper, the younger, died the 
following year, when they removed to the latter's residence 
"Rosevale" on the Hudson at the foot of what later became S3rd 
Street. It was approached by the lane which his great-grand- 
father laid out from his homestead at the Bloomingdale Road 
and sist Street, and which ended at the mansion. It took the 
the name of Striker's Lane thereafter. Entrance was obtained to 
the grounds through two stone posterns leading to a road which 
divided around a circle lying immediately before the house and 
led to the family barns and stables. The old place was set in the 
forest with gardens to the east, and on the west massive trees to 
the water's edge. Trees such as were not deemed to be found 
within miles of the city towered overhead. Majestic peacocks 

Karded the portal and strutted about in august grandeur, 
oking from the broad veranda, a superb river view met the 
gaze, and in the immediate foreground one saw a goldfish pond, 
surrounded by a railing on which sat plump Muscovy drakes, 
which flew at one's approach and struck the water with a re- 
sounding splash. Descending the steps to and beyond the pond, 
winding walks under the trees and by rocks and wild flowers and 
bushes, finally brought one to the billiard house, where an old- 
fashioned table, so large as to leave barely space to promenade 
around it, occupied the lower story. Upstairs were garnered the 
fruits and nuts for winter consumption. Continuing the walk, 
still under grand natural trees and along narrow meandering 
paths, the bath-house was reached, situated in a cove over the 
sandy floor of which flowed a stream whose sources were the 
springs in the pond above. The old soldier was a man of taste 
and culture and the conservatories were his great pleasure. The 
name "Rosevale" was doubly appropriate, as a large share of the 
enclosed grounds were given to rose culture, the remainder being 
a valley sloping precipitously in places but generally gradually 
towards the river, the mansion itself being the line of demark- 

Here the General maintained a boundless hospitality and 
dwelt some fiftjr years, constantly adding to the charms of his 

Sarden, his particular hobby. His numerous friends and admirers 
ocked around him and the abode was the centre of hospitality 
for leading men of the nation. On one of the window panes in 
the parlor appeared the names of Lafayette, Kossuth and Clay, 
scratched thereon with a diamond during their respective visits. 
"Old Bullion" Benton, Webster, Greeley, General Scott and other 
military celebrities, with a host of lesser lights, were welcome 
here. At the funerals of two of his distinguished friends during 
1852 Striker acted as aide in the procession in honor of the 
obsequies of Clay July 20, and as pall-bearer for Webster he repre- 
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158 Tht Skillmans of America and Their Kin, [July, 

Greneral was a conspicuous figure in the New York of his day, 
strikingly like his old friend Winfield Scott. It has been said of 
him that he united in his person the gentleman and the soldier, 
the high-spirited convivialist, the good husband, the tender father, 
the kind friend — ^in short all the qualities that were centered in 
the gentleman of the olden time. He departed this life at his 
home on April 15, 1868. The Rev. Dr. Hutton of the Washington 
Square Church and Domine van Aken of the Bloomingdale 
Reformed Church officiated at the ceremonies held there, when a 
vast concourse thronged the spacious mansion and lined the lane 
and the street as the procession passed. His remains were 
interred in Trinity Cemetery, where a plot had been prepared 
owine to the contemplated demolition of his ancestral cnurch 
and the consequent abandonment of the family vault. At one of 
the last services held there, his funeral discourse was preached 
by Domine van Aken, which was published in full in the Christian 
intelligencer. In recognition of his active participation in the 
construction of the defences on Bloomingdale Heights, the 
descendants of those who aided therein, as represented by the 
Daughters of 181 2, inscribed his name on the tablet placed on 
Paverweather Hall of Columbia University to commemorate the 
defences erected during that war. 


By William Jones Skillman, Philadelphia, Pa. 

(Continued from VoL XXXIX., p. 9it of Thb Rbcord.) 

125. Nicholas Veghte* Skillman (John/ Benjamin,* Isaac,* 
Thomas," Thomas'), b. March i, 1800; m. (i) Susan Howell; m. ^a) 
May 30, 1830, Eliza Naylor (b. April 10, 1810). Had one child oy 
first wife, seven by the second, all b. at Lambertville. N. J.: 

i. Lavinia,' b. 1825; m. John Scarborough and with him 

removed to Ohio, 
ii. Caroline, b. 1831; m. William Williamson. Had: i. 
George, m. Margaret Martin. 2. Eliza, m. Horace 
Dean. 3. Harriet, m. William Hart, 
iii. Henry, b. 1832. 

iv. Mary Eliza, b. 1834; lives unm. at Lambertville, N. J. 

V. George, b. 1838; enlisted April 27, 1861, in Comp. I, 

3d N. J. V. I. (3 months); m. Mary A. Wharton. 

Had: i. Ellen. 2. Gaddis. 3. Milner. 4, Ada. 5. 

Harriet. 6. James. 7. Theodore. 

vi. Harriet, b. 1839; mjames Tomson. Had: i. Caroline. 

2. Florence. 3. William. 4. Lillian, 
vii. Nicholas Veghte, b. 1840; m. Annie Folic. Had: i. 
Grantley. 2. Stella. 3. Eliza. 4. Nicholas. 5. Caro- 
line, and 6. Florence, twins. 7. Percy. 8. William. 
9. Maud. 10. Margaret. 

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viii. Theodore, b. 1842 (most of these birth dates are esti- 
mates); m. Adelaide Holcombe. Had one dau., and 
then removed to Kentucky. 

1 26. Benjamin * Skillman (Thomas,* Benjamin/ Isaac/ Thomas/ 
Thomas*), b. 1780, at Hopewell, N. J.; m. 1808, Catharine Green; 
ist home in Philadelphia (1809), at 43 Vine St.; in i8i8 at Ann St.: 
** Catharine, wid. of Benjamin" in Directory down to 1869. 

i. Thomas Andrew,' b. Nov. 2, 1809; d. 1886; m. Catha- 
rine Kline. Had: i. Anna E., b. 1836; m. Joseph 
Cowperthwait, one son, Dr. Edwin G., Philadelphia. 
2. Thomas B., b. 1839; d. 1893; m. Kate J. Lomax, 
two sons. 3. John G., b. 1842; m. Sophia Hitchcock, 
four sons. 4.Theodore K., b. 1845. 5. William B., b. 
1847; m. Louisa Foulke. 6. Joseph K., b. 1850; m. 
Lottie Sterrett. 
ii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 23, i8ii. 

iii. John Green, b. Oct. 3, 1813. 

iv. felizabeth, b. June 7, 1815; joined on confession First 
Church (Ref. Dutch), Philadelphia, 1831; m. J. War- 
ren Coulston, Phila. bar (d. 1907); son of same name 
and profession, 
v. Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1817. 

127. Andrew* Skillman (Thomas,* Benjamin,* Isaac," Thomas,' 
Thomas"), b. at Hopewell, 1787; d. at Baton Rogue, La., 1849; 
educated at Princeton (not a graduate), and early went South; m. 
Anne Sterling. Children: 

i. Annie,* m. Calvin Routb, Natchez, Miss.; d. 1852. 

Left: I. Andrew Routh, Lake St. Joseph, La. 2. 

Annie Routb, m. Allen Borrie, druggist, Natcbex. 

(See Dr. Stiles* Hist. Ancient Wethers field. Conn.) 
ii. Edward, physician, d. 1848; left two daus. living on 

the Red River, La. 
iii. Louisa, m. Lea, a widower, in New Orleans. Had: 

I. Ann, m. Henry Salisbury. 2. Fannie, m. Henry 

Hester, Supt. (1876^ Cotton Exchange; and two sons 

and two daus. besides, 
iv. Fannie, m. Dr. W. P. Walker; d. circa i860. Large 

family scattered over the South; a dau. and her 

family at Port Hudson, La. 
V. Kate, m. (i) William Palmer, one son; m. (2) 

Fuller; again a widow, and (1876) lived with son in 

Washington, D. C. 
vi. Mary, m. 1849, John J. Ellet. Had: i. Henry E. 2. 

Thomas J. 3. Winthrop G. 4. Arthur. 5. Benja- 
min. 6. Alfred. 7. Annie. Home at Yazoo City, 

vii. Sarah, m. Dr. David C. Price, St. Paul, Minn. Had 

two daus. and one son. 
viii. Eliza B., m. Maj. J. J. Noah, Washington, D. C. Three 

sons and one dau. 

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ix. Ursula Hunt, m. Augustine Lincoln (Baltimore). One 
son and two daus. in Washington. There the mother 
of this large family (long a widow) lived (1876). No 
later date here than that. 

128. Walter* Skillman (Thomas,* Benjamin,* Isaac,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), bjuly 12, 1793, at Stoutsbur^ fBlawenburg), N. J.; m. 
1819, Ura (Wilah, Ursula, Osseltje, Osie) Garrison (See No. 4), 
dau. of Maj. William Garrison of Stoutsburg (Algernon, father of 
Alfred Weart, Blawenburg, m. her sister); was a school teacher 
and kept a general store at Stoutsburg, once a village. Children: 

i. William Garrison,* b. 1820; d. 1880; m Sept. 14, 1847, 
Margaret West (d. 1896); came to Philadelphia 1844; 
merchant 1853. Had: i. Anna, b. 1848; m. Robert 

H. Long. 2. Mary G., b. 1851; m. Taylor. 3. 

E valine, b. 1857; m. HoUis. All widows later. 

ii. Elizabeth Ann, b. 1822; m, Samuel A. French. They 
had one son, Garrison, Chicago, 111., with whom the 
mother, a widow, lived, 
iii. Andrew, b. 1824; never m. 
iv. Ursula, b. Dec. 6, 1838; d. March 21, 1839. 
Ursula Hunt (b. 1763) wife of Thomas (See No. 46) and mother 
of Walter Skillman, et aL^ was dau. of Edward* Hunt (Jonathan,* 
Edward,* Ralph*), forebears in Hopewell of this extensive New 
Jersey (and American) family. 

129. Sally* Skillman (see No. 47), dau. of Jacob, b. 1791, at 
Kingston, N. J.; m. in Union, Broome Co., N. Y., 1817, John 
; >rake Mersereau (b. June 25, 1789; d. Aug. 2, 1866), eldest son of 
\ oshua Mersereau and wife, Barbara Van Pelt, and grandson of 
^ ohn, a soldier with Washington at Trenton; of a pioneer 
\ Juguenot family. (See Baptisms of Ref, Dutch Church of Port 
Richmond, S. /., Vol. XX^II of The Record.) Had eleven 
children, the eldest, Aletta, b. April 26, 1818; the youngest, Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 2, 1836, and nearly all m. in the region. 

130. Elias Scudder* Skillman (Jacob,* John,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. 1798, at Kingston, N. J.; with the family removed, 
1805, to Union, N. Y. (Susquehanna Valley). Next year returned 
to Kingston relatives and went to school four years, returning at 
17. "VS^s named for Elias (second son of Lemuel Scudder and 
wife, Margaret Longstreet of Princeton brother of writer's 
maternal grandfather). In 181 7 m. Barbara, dau. of Joshua Mer- 
sereau (sister of John), and wife Keziah Drake (b. Aug. 29, 1795; 
d. March 7, 1857). He d. 1879. Children: 

i. Gitty* (Margaret), b. Aug. 19, 1818; m. Abraham Day. 
ii. Fredenck, b. Nov. 20, 1819; m. Amanda Councilman, 
iii. Caroline E., b. March 4, 182 1; m. Peter Thom. 
iv. David R., b. March 21, 1823; m. Mary Rounds; lived 
in Owego, N. Y. Had there (1893), the old family 
Bible with records in possession. 
V. Elias S., b. Aug. 25, 1825; m. Mary Quin. 
vi. John M., b. Jan. 17, 1827; m. Angeline Randal. 

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vii. Phoebe A., b. Dec. 8, 1829; m. Christopher R. Mer- 

sereau, who d. 1902. 
viii. Joshua M., b. Oct. 20, 1833; m. Letta Barney. 
IX. Jane, b. May 10, 1836; m. Uri Harper. 

131. John* Skillman (Jacob,* John,* Jacob,* Thomas,* Thomas'), 
bap. in Kingston (N. J.) Church (Presby.), Nov. 22, 1795; d. 1856, 
in early home at Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y., whither he had 
removed from Union; m. circa 1817, Margaret Sharp ("Aunt 
Peg«T")- Children: 

i. Betsey,* b. May, i8i8; d. 1894; m. Cole; a widow 

living with daus. in Syracuse, N. Y. Eldest dau. ten 
years a missionary (1893) in Turkey (Macedonia); 
youngest son. Prof. Cole, Norwich University, Vt., 
then a student at Bonn ((jrermany). 

ii. William P., b. 1820; home at Dryden. 

iii. Tames, d. inf. 

iv. John, home in Canada. 

V. George, grocer, Camden, N. J.; d. 1900, widow sur- 

132. Abigail* Skillman (sister of above), b. Dec. 19, 1799; bap. 
at Kingston Church (Presby.), as Abby Van Dine; d. July 27, 
1872; m. James Harvey, Binghamton (d. 1872). Had six sons and 
four daus., all but three to grow up and marry, from Jacob, the 
eldest, b. May 15, 1821, to John M., the youngest, b. Dec. 3, 1841. 

133. David Comfort* Skillman (Abraham,* John,* Jacob,* 
Thomas,* Thomas'), b. at Kingston, N. J., Aug. 12, 1796; d. Oct. 
i3f 1^75; came to Springfield, O. (journeyman tailor), and there 
m. 1818, Sarah, dau. of Sam. Carey. Miss Jane Comfort, dau. of 
the Kingston Minister (Presby.) for whom he was named, was a 
schoolmate of David and his sister Mary. Record here given by 
James R. in 1876, he and younger brother then living in Sparta, 
Wise. Family dates estimated. Children: 

i. America Minerva,' b. 1819. 
ii. Mary, b. 1821. 
iii. John Quincejr, b. 1823. 
iv. David Francis, b. 1826. 
V. Sarah, b. 1828. 

vi. James Reed, b. 1830; home in Wisconsin, 
vii. Philander, b. 1832. 
viii. Eliza Martha, b. 1835. 

134. James Reed* Skillman (Isaac,* John,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. at Kingston, Oct. 6, 1808; d. 1864; m. June 15, 1840, 
Rosetta Anderson (b. June 6, 181 7; d. April 18, 1847; buried in 
Princeton Cemetery). Children: 

i. Harrison Anderson,* b. May 9, 1841; d. Nov. 8, 1895, 
in Kingston (N. Y.) City Hospital; a printer at 
Havre-de-Grace, Md.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1861, at 
Trenton in 4th N. J. V. I., and served through the 
war; discharged as captain, July 25, 1865. A printer 
then at Vineland, N. J.; then (jov't. proof reader at 
Washington, D. C; later editor of 2?^^ True Anuri- 

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can, Trenton; finally of Kingston (N. Y.) Freeman\ 

m. 1864, Carolyn Ellis, Trenton, N. J. Had: i. 

Bertha. 2. Rosetta, Vineland, N. J. 
ii. Mary, b. 1844; m. Samuel Dean, Trenton. Had: 

Laura, m. G. B. Woolston, Trenton, 
iii. Elizabeth Berrien, b. April 27, 1846; d. Dec. 24; 

buried at Princeton, 
iv. Charles Worrel, b, 1847; d. inf. 

135. George* Skillman (Robert,* Jacob,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. in Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1803; d. 1863; m. Sept. i, 1841, 
Eliza Jane McLean, long d. Children: 

i. Charles,* b. June 29, 1842; m. Oct. 13, 1865, Laura V., 
dau. of his uncle Robert. Had: i. Charles. 2. 
Robert. 3. Naomi. 4. Rose. 5. George. A Balti- 
more family. 
ii. Robert, b. Feb. 11, 1849; lived in Canada, 
iii. John R. H., b. March, 1852; home at Norfolk, Va. 
iv. Hannah A., b. April 8, 1854. 
V. Ellis, b. May 20, 1856; lives in Canada. 

136. Robert* Skillman (Robert,* Jacob,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. May 18, 1813, in Baltimore; m. Dec. 25, 1835, Naomi 
S. Miller. Children: 

i. George R.,* b. Jan. i, 1837; manufacturer; m. April 22, 

1858, Mary E. Pierce (d. Feb., 1904). Had: i. Geo. 

R., Jr., b. i860. 2. Virginia, b. 1861. 3. Wm. P.. b. 

1863; d. 1864. 4. Robt., b. 1865. 5. Mary E., b. 1866. 

6. Sarah A., b. 1869. 7. Wilbur P., b. 1872. Physician, 

Baltimore. Many grandchildren, 
ii. Ann H., b. Aug. 25, 1838; m. Sept. 9, 1856, Isaac H. 

Bozman. Four sons. Lives at Norfolk, Va. 
iii. Melissa N., b. April 15, 1840; m. (i) i860, Joseph 

Franklin, d. 1868; m. (2) 1870, William L. Bryant. 

Five children, 
iv. Laura v.. b. Aug. 5, 1847; m. 1865, Charles Skillman 

V. Robertina, b. June 20, 1850; m. 1873, Ezekiel Jones, 
vi. Emma, b. March 23, 1854; m. 1872, James W. Keys. 

137. John* Skillman (George,* Jacob,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. circa 1796 (father b. probably 1773; see and correct 
Nos. 18 and 52^; m. Jan. 17, 1825, at Cooperstown, N. Y., Sarah 
Ann, dau. or Alexander L. Stewart and wife, Sarah Lispenard, 
dau. of Anthony Lispenard, who m. Sarah Barclay, Jan. 27, 1803. 
Name as "John B. Skillman, merchant," is in the Directory (N. Y.) 
from 1820; at his death (1827J as "editor and proprietor of the 
Courier and Enquirer^' which then passed into charge of Gen. 
James Watson Webb, his brother-in-law. Children: 

i. Lispenard Stewart,' b. Nov. 20, 1825. His father's 
name from both self and sister was legally dropped 
when the mother, a widow, m. Sept. 24, 1835, the 
Rev. Charles S. Stewart ^second cousin), a missionary 
(1823-25) to the Sandwicn Islands, and later, Chaplain 

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U. S. N. This arrangement was for oneness of 
name in two sets of children in the home of the 
grandfather and of the parents. The second mar- 
riage had no issue. Lispenard S. (above) m. Nov. 16, 
1859, Mary Horton, and had: i. Sarah Amelia, b. 
1862. 2. Robert Lispenard, b. 1866. 
ii. Sarah Lispenard, b. 1827, a babe in arms at her father's 
death; m. June 15, 1851, Blihu Phinney of Coopers- 
town, long a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church 
(d. Sept. 20, 1892, ae. 70), the widow surviving. Had 
one son, Alexander Stewart Phinney. This widow 
of John Skillman and mother of his two children is 
of the fifth generation in descent of Antoine L'Bs- 
pinard (Anthony,* Leonard,* Anthony," Antoine*), a 
religious refugee (1669) from Rochelle, France, 
making his home finally at New Rochelle, America, 
and ^ving rise to one of the largest Huguenot 
families in this country, and specially identified with 
the early life and interest of N. Y. C5ity. 

138. Jacob C* Skillman (George,* Jacob,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. at Richmondville, N. Y., 1805; began business 
(hardware) at 155 Pearl St., N. Y., in 1826; later a merchant at 
Port Plain, N. Y.; for a time member of the State Legis. for 
Schoharie. Long in dry goods trade, N. Y. City; m. Helen Bond. 

i. John Edward,* b. 1837; fancy goods, N. Y., 1865; moved 
to South Bend, Ind., 1870; d. there 1905; m. Sarah V. 

^ N. Y. City, 1861. Had: i. Emma, d. 1900. 2. 

George W., b. 1863; bookkeeper. Collegiate Church 
(Ref. Dutch); m. Emma Spencer. Four children: 
3. Robert. Two sons: i. Robert. 2. Arthur. 

ii. George W., no record. 

iii. Robert E., fancy goods (1855), 7th Ave., N. Y. City. 

iv. Harriet. 

V. Isabelle, fancy goods, 745 6th Ave., N. Y., 1866; m. 
Enoch P. Breen. 

vi. Albert, in upholstery, N. Y., 1876. 

139. Abraham* Skillman (Jacob,* Abraham,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. June 15, 1795, at Kingston, N. J.; m. (i) 1824, in 
Clinton Co., O., Harriet Wainwright, also from N. J.; d. 1841; m. 
(2) Eleanor Benham (see No. 99); stage line proprietor. Had 
nine children, six by first wife, three by second: 

i. Jacob,* b. 1825; blacksmith, Loveland, O.; never m. 

ii. Feter, b. 1827; d. 1897; m. Ruth Roundabush. Had: 
I. Flora, m. Chas. Andrews. 2. Anna, m. Theodore 
Reeves, St. Louis, two children. 3. Kate, unm. 4. 
Beulah, d. unm. 5. Frank, d. inf. 6. Ruthella, 
unm. 7. Abraham, b. 1877; a dentist; d. ae. 24. 

iii. James, lives at Blanchester, O.; m. Ellen Arnold. 
Had: i. Edward A. 2. Ethel. 

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iv. Andrew, went 1849 ^^ California; m. and had: i. James. 

2. Perry. 3. Eva. 
V. Peregrine, home at Blanchester; m. Nancy Butz. Had: 

1. Lreonia, m. Adolph Gramlich. Shawneyville, O. 

2. William V., druggist, Spokane, Wash. 3. Rose, 
unm., Gano, O. 4. Laura, m. Charles Lupton. 5. 
Grace, m. John Hines. 6. Bessie, unm. 

vi. Hannah, m. David Comfort Bastido, Princeton. Early 

Huguenot name on Staten Island and in N. J. 
vii. Elizabeth, m. Alfred Benham, Princeton. Had: i. 

Edgar. 2. Alice. 3. Blanche, 
viii. Daniel, lives in Alabama; no further record, 
ix. Alice, m. George Corson; lives a widow with five 
grown up children in Somerville, N. J. 

140. William J.* Skillman (Jacob,* Abraham,* Jacob,* Thomas," 
Thomas'), b. Feb. 9, 1802; moved from Kingston, N. J., to Lan- 
singburg, N. Y., 1825; brush manufacturer; m. 1826, Catharine 
Wickmire, b. Sept. 15, 1801. Both long dead. Children: 

i. Sarah E.,* b. Nov. 16, 1827; d. unm. 

ii. William H., b. Oct. 22, 1829; d. March, 1902. 
iii. Ellen, b. Dec. 19, 1831. 
iv. Francis A., b. June 20, 1833. 

v. Edward A., b. May 18, 1836. 
vi. John J., b. Aug. 13, 1838; d. young, 
vii. Charles E., b.lan. 25, 1842. 
viii. Albert W., b. Oct 24, 1843; d- ii^f- 
ix. George E., b. April 18, 1846; recently mayor of Troy, 
N. Y. 

141. George* Skillman (Jacob,* Abraham,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas'), b. at Kingston, N; J., Nov. 14, 1811; d. Dec. 13, 1895, 
Princeton; m. 1836, Susan Bennett of Bennett's Hill, New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. (b. Oct. 2, 1812; d. Dec. 26, 1884). Children: 

1. George,* b. 1837; d. inf. 
ii. Conover, b. 1841; d. inf.; both buried at Kingston. 

iii. Amelia, b. 1843; m. 1866, Thomas E. Benham (d. 1898, 
ae. 60). One son, William Leroy, d. 1891. Mrs. B. 
d. April 29, 1905, leaving a precious memory as 
foster mother (at Benham Hall) of hundreds of 
students of theolo^ in Princeton who now as minis- 
ters and missionaries are scattered over the world. 

iv. John G., b. 1845; enlisted Oct. 15, 1861, in Comp. K, 

9th N. J. V. I., and Jan. 18, 1864, reenlisted for the 

war; m. 1868, Kate Baker. Five children, Princeton. 

V. William B., b. 1847; m. 1873, Mrs, Maggie Ayers of 

Hightstown, N. J. Three children. 

vi. Josephine, b. 1849; m. 1882, Henry Kinsey, Princeton 
(d. 1897). No children. 

vii. Theodore, b. 1852; m. 1873, Mary Hawk, Cranbury, 

N. J.; home in Princeton, Six children, 
viii. Augustus Tracy, b. 1856; hardware dealer, Hicfhts- 
town; m. Caroline Thom Embly of Philadelphia 
(d. 1900). One dau., Annie, b. Sept. 24, 1888. 

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142. Mary Ann* Skillman (see No. 54), dau. of William H., b. 
Sept. 9, 1806; d. Feb. 10, 1884; m. Neshanic, N. J. (life home), 
1824, Nathaniel Foster (d. 1883). Had: i. William, b. 1826; re- 
moved to Ohio, later to Kansas. 2. Jacob, b. 1827; after three 
years in the Civil War, from Ohio, settled at Lacon, 111.; d. 1903. 

3. Catharine, b. 1829; d. widow of Henry R. WyckoflE, Neshanic. 

4. Sarah, b. 1831; m. 1851, Isaac Reed. Four children. 5. Ann 
Rebecca, b. 1834; m. 1854, Andew J. Cahill; lived at Dfnrton, O. 
Two children. 6. Andrew J., b. 1836; d. 1842. 7. Mary Scndder, 
b. 1838; m. Wm. Wolverton. One son, Nathaniel. 8. Matilda, b. 
1840; m. George Conger, N. Brunswick, N. J. 9. John R., Three 
Bridges, N. J., State Senator for Hunterdon, b. 1844; m. 187 1, 
Amanda Cole. One son, Wm. Winfield. 10. Josephine, b. 1846; 
d. 1849. 

143. Jacob Runyon* Skillman (William H./ George,* Jacob,* 
Thomas," Thomas'), b. June 22, 1808; d. May 20, 1883; m. Dec. 14, 
1831, Marv Scudder, dau. of Richard and wife, Jane, dau. of Capt. 
William Jones and Mary Pinkerton, Princeton (b. July 9, 1813; 
d. June 20, 1888). Graves of both are near their home, in church- 
yard at Pennington, N. J. (Presby.). Children: 

i. Catharine Jane,' b. Sept. 18, 1832; d. inf. 

ii. Henry, b. Sept. 28, 1833; d. Dec. 4, 1835. 

iii. William Jones, b. April 19, 1835; grad. of Rutgers 
College, i860, and of N. B. Theo. Sem., 1863; for 
ministry, see Church Records (Ref. Dutch). Editor 
Journal, Sioux Falls, S. D., and City and State, 
Philadelphia; m. June 4, 1863, Susie Eleanor, dau. of 
Hartshome Willett Gilliland (son of David Gilliland 
and wife, Eleanor Ferine Willett, of South River 
region, N. J.) and Ann, dau. of Manuel Brown and 
wife, Susan Early; home at 44 Bowery in ist N. Y. 
Directory, 181 1. Children: i. Mary, b. 1864; m. 1884, 
Frank M. Hatch, South Bend, Ind. 2. Willet Run- 
yon, b. 1866; m. 1895, Ada Harrison, Orange, N. J.; 
home, Bedford Park, Bronx. Two boys. 3. Ernest 
Dumont, b. 1867; m. 1892, Marie Schaetzel, Sioux 
Falls, S. D. Two children. 4. Herbert, b. 1869; d. 
inf. 5. Regner, b. 1871 6. Anna Francesca, b. 1873; 
d. April 27, 1895. 7. Arthur D., b. 1875; m. 1906, 

iulia Early; home, Los Angeles, Cal.. One child. 8. 
/ionel Gilliland, b. 1877; m. 1902, Anna Watson 
Stone, Philadelphia (Wissahickon); home. East Elm- 
hurst, N. Y. City (Queens). 9. Edith, b. 1879; d. inf. 

iv. Amanda, b. Jan. 11, 1837; d. Brookljm, N. Y., 1899; m. 
Sept. 5, 1855, B. F. Murphy, Island of Cuba, who d. 
at Lima, S. A., Feb. 6, 1870. Had one dau., Frank, 
m. Will Hickman, N. Brunswick, N. J. 

V. Richard Scudder, b. Oct. 14, 1838; d. April 12, 1842. 

vi. Elias H., b. May 29, 1852; m. Ida Search, Dec. 15, 1875. 
One dau., Anna Blackwell, m. 1906, Wilson Hunt; 
live at Pemberton, N. J. 

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The father and mother in this home for most of their lives 
belonged to the old church (Ref. Dutch J of Six Mile Rtin ^ow 
Franklin Park) and the children, there baptized, were all d. at 
Ten Mile Run, Somerset Co., N. J. 

144. William R/ Skillman (William H.,* George,* Jacob,' 
Thomas,* Thomas')j b. May 3, 1814; d. 1888; m. Nov. 11, 1835, at 
Kingston, N. J., Eliza Robison (b. 1814; d. 1892); wagonmaker; 
removed to Sangamon Co., 111., 1838, to Chicago, 1847, and to 
Fairview, Fulton Co., 1862. Children: 

i. Joseph,* b. Jan. 15, 1842; joined Comp. H, 14th 111. V. 
C. at Peoria, 1863; d. in a Maryland hospital, 1863; 
never m. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 18, 1845; m. 1862, Louis Rabenau. 
Eight children living, Galesburg, 111. 

iii. Kate, b. Sept. 8, 1848; d. June 5, 1903; m. Feb. 17, 1870, 
Henry M. B. Wilson, son of the Rev. A. D. Wilson, 
pioneer minister at Fairview, 111., of the R. C. A., 
organizing and serving there (1838-18^6) the first 
church (Ref. Dutch) west of the Allegheny Moun- 
tains. Had eight children, six living. 

iv. Charles C, b. in Chicago, Sept. 11, 1851; d. 1880; m. 
1877, Nancy Abbot. Two children and widow sur- 

v. William R., b. May 16, 1857; lives in Fairview, unm. 

145. Rebecca* Skillman (dau. in the family. No. 54), b. Aug. 25, 
1816, named for grandmother, Rebecca Gracie; d. April 23, 1897; 
m. April 3, 1835, Charles Tindell (b. 18x5, in Trenton; d. in Cali- 
fornia, 1858); home, N. Brunswick, N. J. Had: i. Caroline Low, 
b. 1836; d. 1894; m. Aug. 22, i860, Henry J. McDonald, major in 
Civil War in nth Conn. V. I.; prisoner, 1864, at Salisbury, N. C; 
home in Des Moines, la. 2. Abigail, b. 1837; d. 1841. 3. Samuel, 
b. 1839; d. 1841. 4. Charles H., b. 1841; m. 1872, Martha W., 
dau. of Rev. Dr. George R. Noyes, Prof. Heb. and Orient. Langs., 
Harvard Div. School, Cambridge, Mass. First in Unitarian and 
later in Prot. Epis. ministry; home in Boston, Mass. 5. Edward, 
b. 1843; '^' i^^Pf Anna A. Dunn; coal dealer, N. Brunswick, N. T. 
6. Harriet, b. 1845; m. 1878, Clarence S. Smith. 7. Anna A., b. 
1847; ^* '^^^^^ Isaac Halstead. 8. Mary S. W., b. 1849; m. 1882, 

iames P. Smith. 9. Georee W., b. 1852; d. 1854. 10. Howard 
lishop, b. 1855; m. 1877, Martha Timmons. 

146. John R." Skillman (William H.,* George,* Jacob,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. Feb. 18, 1821; m. April 16, 1842, Lucretia HuflE (b. 
1825; d. 1899); long a caniagemaker at Flemington; home now 
at Elizabeth, N. J. Of eight children only two surviving infancy: 

1. Peter H.,* b. Oct. 26, 1851; m. Nov. 20, 1872, Anna F. 

McCann. One child. Home in Elizabeth, N. J. 
ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 30, 1853; m. at Flemington, N. J., Nov. 
23, 187 1, Farley S. Taylor. Two children. 

(To be continued^ 

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Sr.— Sister—A CommunJcaiit. M. M.— Married Man. M. W.— Married Woman. 
Br.— Brother— A Commonicant. S. M.— Sinrle Man. S. W.— Single Woman. 


(Continued from Vol. XXXIX., p. io8 of The Record.) 

1782. Peter Prall 

May 19. Elizabeth Ridgway 
June 9. Moses Van Namur 

Mary Legrange 
June 12. Telston 

Susan Newland 
June 12. John Ferris 

Mary Stilwell 
June 13. Richard Hately 

Mary Cole 
June 23. Peter Boost 

Mary Van Namer 
June 3. Jacob Vanderbilt 

Rachel Dennis 
July 14. Hugh Doyle 

Elisabeth Chambers 
July 24. Charles Murphy 

Catharine McBride 
Sept. 14. William Allen 

Martha Grimma 
Oct. 7. William Van Pelt 

Sarah Saunders 
Oct. 9. Isaac Baldwin 

Frances Kelly 
Nov. 3. Asher Codington 

Judith Taylor 
Nov. 10. James Butler 

Frances Butler 
Nov. 24. Abraham Stilwell 

Ann Ward 
Dec. X. Thomas (Jerrand 

Esther Smith 
Dec. I. Garret Bush 

Elizabeth Van Namur 

1783. Henry Sleight 

ian. 23. Catharine Butler 
larch 18. John Wandel 

Susannah Latterette 

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1 68 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Siaten Island, N.Y. [July, 

1783. Elias Van Winkel 
March 35, Lucy Price 

April 15. William Alexander 

Jane Allen 
April 16. Jacob Crocheron 

Ann Morgan 
May 14, Henry Barger 

Mary Tysen 
June ir. Daniel Ross 

Desire Bigilow 
Aug. 7< Abraham Lake 

Patience Berbank, widow 

Laurence Cripps 

Susanna Fountain 

Roger Flinn 

Johanna Barnes 

John Ayre 

Elizabeth Smith 

Zenophon Jewet 

Gertrude Uarritson 

George Adkens 

Abigail Ogles 

Abraham Long 

Ann Rambel 

Anthony Fountain 

Martha Crips 

Nicholas Britton 

Judith Johnson 
Oct. 6. John Ingham 

Margaret Calcraft 
Oct, 15, Barent Simonson 

Anne Beatty 
Oct. 26. Austin Barton 

Rebeka Burbank 
Nov. 19, "John Byvank or Burbank" 

Elisabeth Decker 
Dec. aS. Timothy Wood 

Mary Blake 

1784, Toakim Stilwell 
Feb, 15, Susanna Scarret 
Feb. 18. John Van Pelt 

Judith Durant 
Feb. 17, Cornelius Fountain 

Elisabeth Vandeventer 
May 7. John Dorset 

Martha Cortelyou 

By Rev. Jas. Birkby. 

1784, James Burdine 
Aug« 3, Elisabeth Egbert 

















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1908.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N. V. 1 69 

By Rev. Frederick Moering. 

1787- I?^^ Garrison 

May 31. Elizabeth Connor 

Sept. ao. Cornelius Bedell 

Elizabeth Tacobson 

1788. John JacoDson 
uly 2. Hilletje Bedell 
'ov. 16. Samuel Egbert 

Cathrine Smith 
Nov. 17. John Martino 

Jane Christopher 
Dec. 17. Jacob Cortelyou 

Elizabeth Corsen 

1789. Abraham Egbert 
May 31. Ann Martino 
Dec. 23. John Baker 

Charity Wandel 

1790. Samuel Smith 

Jan. 3. Elizabeth Ferine 
an. 16. Francis Post 

Experience Marshall 
Feb. 21. Daniel Corsen 

Rebecca Martino 
April 7. Peter Fountain 

Claushea Spears 
1 7 9 1 - Richard Conor, Junr . 
May 19. Sophia Clausen 
July 6. Tunis Egbert 

Ann Burbank 
Sept. 25. Stephen Ketteltas 

Ararae Britton 
Oct. 30. John Van der Bilt 

Elizabeth Taylor 

1792. Joseph Moore 

Jan. 26. Johanna Ward 
an. 26. William Williams 

Sarah Hooper 
Feb. 19. John White 

Mary Lockerman 
March 25. ElishaKribbs 

Magdalene McLean 

1793. Benajah Martino 
Feb. 4. Hannah Decker 

By Rev. Jas. Birkby. 

1793. Tames Lewis 
Nov. 5. Rebecca Collong 

1794. Jeremiah Baker 
Feb. 2. Sarah Butler 
Feb. 3. John Marshall 

Sussanna Swaim 


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170 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Siaten Island, N.Y, [July. 

1794. Zedick Vincnant 

Feb. 6. Catherine Sefurde [or Lefurde] 
Feb. 25. Vincent Fountain 

Alice Jinnings 
April I. "Richard S. Gary 

indith Bard 
latthew Decker 
Mary Latterete 
Sept. 25. Isaac Symerson 
Elizabeth Barnes 
'795- I?^^ Britton 
Jan. I. Rachel Burbank 
"in 1794," Rubin Symerson 
Phoebe Decker 

1795. Antony Fountain 
Feb. 17. Phoebe Thomson 
Feb. 19. Matthias Enyard 

Sarah Decker 
March 5. Peter Cortelyou 

Amey Hilliyard 
March 22. Richard Decker 

Mary Ann Kinsejr 
Aug. 3. Thomas Vanderbilt 

Williga Symerson, from the north side 

1796. Christopher Parkinson 

Sept. 24. Phoebe Garritson. Md. at house of Henry Garritson, Esq. 
Oct. 23. Edward Egbert 

Sarah Phrol. Md. in the church 

1797. Jacob Lossier 

May 2. Sarah Beatty. In church 
June 22. John Chroson 

Catharine Ryerss. Md. at the house on north side 
Oct. 22. Henry Miller 

Elizaoeth Barton 

By Rev. Frederick Moering. 

Dec. 28. John Beatty 

l^lizabeth Lake 

1798. Abraham Decker 
Jan. 20. Cathrine Kinsey 

Sept. 2. Tames Burdine, widower 

Margret Oakley 
Sept. 2. Robert Anderson of N. Y. 

Mary Sargent 
Nov. 10. Niclas Depew of N. Y. 

Sussanna Seymourson of Staten Island 

1799. Daniel Lake 
Jan. 17. Ann Lockerman 
Feb. 28. John Merlin 

Cathrine Mitchel 
March 19. Niclas Depuy 

Cathrine Decker 

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Dec. 21. 












May 3. 























July 28. 
Sept. 4. 





Oct. I. 

Ord. Housman 
Marv Morgan 
Matnew Stevenson 
Anne Drake 
Daniel Proom 
Martha Baker 
George Colon 
Billetje Lewis, widow 
^ ohn Morrel 
\ ane Jones 
\ ;)aniel Jones 
Elizabeth Christopher 
Robert Journey 
Sarah Cole 
Peter Van Pelt 
Cathrine Glendinen 
George Shingles, single 
Jemima Breasted, single 
David Vanamour [Van Namur?] 
Elizabeth Mercereau 
Mathew Bennet 
Rachel Burbank 
Jacob Bantea, single 
Elizabeth Wood, single 
Nathaniel Prome, single 
Mary Barton, single 
Abraham Mitchel, single 
Market Decker, single 
Gremt Post, single 
Margret Mercereau, single 
Aaron Simonson, single* 
Elizabeth Mercereau, single 
Tames Warren, single 
Elizabeth Mercereau, single 
John Corsen, single 
Sussanna Enyard, single 
Richard Van Pelt, single 
Elizabeth Donats, single 
Niclas Bush, single 
Cathrine Van Pelt, sinrfe 
Cornelius Egbert, single 
Naatje Housman, single 
John Burbank, single 

Ann Egbert, single, dau. of John Egbert, Senr. 

Joseph Skerret, single 

Elizabeth Lockerman, single 

Jeremy Baker, single 

Deborah Hatfield, single 

John Hatfield, single. Md. by Rev. N. Brown, no min 

ister of any other church then on the Island 
Catharine Bogart, widow, by maiden n. Van Pelt 

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172 Records of the UniUd Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N.Y. [July, 

By Rev. Nathaniel Brown. 

1803. Peter Mitchel, widower 
Oct. 16. Sarah Baker, widow 
Dec. 5. John Skerret, single 

Catharine Ferine, single 

1804. William Barton, single, son of Austin Barton & Re- 
March 4. becca, his wife, m. n. Burbank 

Lucy Egbert, dau. of John Egbert & Mary, his wife, by 
m. n. Holmes 
March 29. John Joumeay, single 

, single, from New York 

Aug. 4. Charles Symonson, single 

Mary Vanderbilt, eldest dau. of Br. Cornelius & Sr. 
Phebe Vanderbilt 
Aug. 18. Abraham Symonson, single 

Phebe Locker 
Oct. 6. Peter Cozine, single 

Susanna Butler, single 
Nov. 24. Richard Aroe, single 

Elizabeth Stilwell, single 
Dec. 23. John Skerret, single 

Francis, by maiden name Rooks, widow 

1805. Isaac Barton, single, son of Joseph Barton 

Feb. 2. Catharine Colon, dau. of James Colon, Sr., deceased 
April I. Nicolas Vancleve, single 

Mary Terret 
Feb. 12. James Murray, single 

Susan Skerret, dau. of Richard Skerret 
April 14. Isaac Burbank, single, son of Abm. Burbank 

Sarah Egbert, eldest dau. of Mary, dec, & Edwd. Eg- 

Tunis Egbert, single, youngest son of Edward & Mary 
Egbert, dec. 

Sarah Barton, dau. of Joseph Barton 
June 9. Jeffries Alston, single 

Sarah Decker 
Sept. 22. Morgan, single 

Francis Wjmand, single 
Oct. 2. Abner Johnson, single 

Salome Hedding 
Oct. 13. Cornelius Beatty, second son of Edw. & Eleanore 

Ann Jacobson, eldest dau. of John & Hilletje Jacobson 
Oct. 20 Richard Taylor, single 

or 28. Dinah Swaim, single 
Oct. 23. Ozias Alnsley, widower 

Elizabeth Johnson, widow 
Nov. 9. Joseph Lake, single 

Morgan, single 

Dec. 22. Michael Marsac, single 

Rachel Jinnings, single 

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• 1806. Daniel Stilwell, single 

ian. 16. Hanna Skerrett, single 
larch a. Tohn Decker, single 

Mary Van Norman, single 
March 2. William Morgan, single 

Sabina Decker, single 
March 22. Jacob Breasted, single 

Lavina Totten, single 
June 22. William Beatty, single 

Mary Barger, single 
July 6. Richard Bedell, widower 

Hanna Van Pelt, widow, m. n. Pepperill 
Aug. 7. Peter Breasted, single 

Sara Crips, single 
Aug. 12. Abraham Lisk, single 

Jane Wandel, single 
Oct. 23. James Colon, single 

Charity Johnson, single 

1807. Abraham Hooper, single 

Feb. 10. Charity Stilwell, single, dau. of Abraham & Ann Stil- 
well. Md. in minister's house, in presence of John 
Marsh, John Dorset & others 
April 30. Tames Romer, single 

Mary Stilwell, single, dau. of Abm. & Ann Stillwell. 
Md. in presence of above & some others 
June 28. Daniel Lake^ widower, son of Joseph Lake & wife 

Ann Flitcher, single. Md. in ch. m presence of Com. 
Perine & Mary Fountain & others 
Aug. 9. Peter Van Pelt^ widower. Md, in church in presence of 
James Skemt, his sister & others 
Martha Wood, single 
Aug. I . Cornelius Christopher, single. Md. in church in presence 
of their neighbors 
Sarah Pew, single 
Oct. II. John De Fries TDe Forest?], single 

Charlotte Vanoerbilt, single, dau. of Com. Vanderbilt 
& Phebe, his wife. Md. in church in presence of a 
number of people 
Oct. II. Jack & Margaret, Blacks, md. by consent of their re* 

spective owners 
Dec. 19. William Drurv, single, from Scotland 

Susan Stilwell, single, dau. of Joshua Stilwell & Susan 
Skerrit, his wife. Md. in minister's dwelling in 
presence of Danl. Guyon & some of Bride's relations 
Dec. 22. Barnet Depew, single 

Sarah Decker, single, dau. of Israel Decker & his wife. 
Md. in presence of bride's father & others in mini- 
ster's house 

1808. Depew, single, brother of above 

Jan. 23. Elisabeth Decker, single. Md. in church in presence of 
Moses Wood & others 


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1 74 Records of the United Brethren Congregation^ Staten Island^ N, Y. [July, 

1808. Daniel Guyon, widower, son of James Guyon & Ann 
March 12. Connor, dec. 

Elisabeth Yonng, widow, maiden n. Clawson. Md. at 
house of Richd. Connor, in his presence & his wife's 
Sophia Connor & her brother Reuben Clawson 
March 13. John Fountain, single, son of Anthony Fountain & his 
first wife 
Margaret Holmes, single. Md. in church in presence of 
his Bro. Anthony, his uncle & aunt H. Crusers & 
July 7. Joseph Mersereau, single 

Sara Bedell, single, dau. of Richd. Bedell & his first 
wife whose maiden name was Bluesly. Md. in church 
in presence of Joseph Barton & others 
July 9. John Decker, single 

Mary Burbank, single, dau. of Abm. Burbank & wife. 
Md. in church in presence of John Burbank & others 
July 16. David Praul, single, father dec. 

Catharine Dorsett, single, eldest dau. of John & Martha 
Dorsett. Md. in house of John Dorsett in presence of 
Bride's parents & others 
Aug. ao. John Jennings, single 

Catharine Skerret, single, dau. of Richard Skerret. Md. 
in church in presence of some near neighbors 
Sept. II. Abraham Van Pelt, single 

Marjr Fountain, single, dau. of Vincent Fountain & 
wife. Md. in church in presence of some neighbors 
Dec. 2. Odissa Shay, single 

Appolonia Mott, widow, m. n. Skerret. Md. in ch. in 
m presence of N. Froome, his wife & others 

1809. Abraham Decker, single, son of Col. Decker & his wife 
April I. Ann Martino, single, third dau. of Steph. Martino & 

Elen., his wife. Md. in ch. in presence of bride's 
bro. & sister & neighbors 
Oct. 22. John Burbank, widower, son of Abm. & his wife 

Ann Decker, single, dau. of Mathias & his wife. Md 
presence of Mr. Simonson & some neighbors 
Nov. 5. David Decker, single, son of Mathias & his wife 

Catharine Decker, single, dau. of Mathias. Md. 
presence of Mr. Taylor, Mr. Wood & others in church 
Dec. 10. Abraham Simonson, single 

Ann Prall, single. Md. in church in presence of several 
neighbors from the Neck 
Dec. 14. Hosea Alexander Rozeau, single, son of Peter Rozeau, 
Esq., & Mary, his wife 
Mary Morgan, single, dau. of Jesse & Cath. Morgan. 
Md. at Mr. Jesse Mercian's house in West Quarter in 
presence of parents of both oarties & other relations 
Dec. 23. Stephen Wood, single, son of Stephen Wood & his wife 
Ann Bodine, single, dau. of James Bodine. Md. in 
church in presence of friends and relations 



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1810. Abraham Merril, single 

Jan. 14. Elisabeth Martino, single, dan. of Stephen Martino & 
Eleon., his wife. Md. in presence of some of their 
friends here in the laborers' room 
Jan. 27. John Simonson, single, son of Simonson, dec. 

Catharine Garretson, single, dan. of John, in whose 
honse she was md. in presence of a number of 
friends & relations 
Feb. 22. Lewis R. Marsh, single, lawyer, son of Ralph Marsh & 
Jennet, his wife 
Margaret P. Dubois, single, dau. of Lewis Dubois & 
Elis., his wife. Md. here in the laborer's house 

March 10. William Sauires, single, son of Squires Taylor 

[tailor?] & wife 
Lena Merril, single. Md. in minister's house in presence 
of bridegroom's sister & others 
March 31. John Decker, single 

Elisabeth Van Pelt, single. Md. in presence of neigh- 
bors in minister's house 
Aug. 19. Robert Marsh, single, from Jersey State, son of Chris- 
topher Marsh & Ann, his wife 
Rhoda Marsh, single, dau. of John Marsh & wife of 
Staten Island. Md. in West Quarter at Bride's parents' 
house, both parents and some relations being present 
Sept. 27. Moses Van Pelt, single 

Mary Upton, single. Md. in minister's dwelling, Peter 
Colon & some neighbors present 
Sept. 29. Isaac Lewis, widower, son of late Lewis & Billetje, his 
wife [now Colon] 
Rachel Marshall, single, both of Staten Island. Md. in 
in church in presence of neighbors 
Oct. 14. John M'CuUagh, single, from N. Y. 

Sarah Gibson, single. Md. in minister's dwelling in 
presence of bride's father & brother from here & 
others from N. Y. 
Dec. 19. Joseph Sylvy, single 

Elizabeth Skerret, single, dau. of Richard Skerret, 
both of St. Island. Md. here in presence of relations 

181 1. Anthony Fountain, single, son of Anthony Fountain & 
Feb. 16. I St wife [n^e Journey] 

Ann Egbert, single, dau. of James Egbert & Elizabeth, 
his wife, deceased. Md. in house of Br. James Egbert, 
he & family bein^ present 
Feb. 28. Abraham Winant, single 

Hettie Dubois^ single. Md. here in church in presence 
of Br. Bunninger from N. Y., & some neighbors 
April 9. Nathaniel Bodine, single, son of John Bodme & Stat. 

Maria Garretson, single, dau. of John Garretson & ist 
wife, Elisabeth, n6e Conner. Md. at house of bride's 
father in presence of parents & other relations 

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181 1. Francis Morse, sing-le, from England 

May — . Mary Pew, single, dau. Pew, dec. & wife of St. 

Island. Md. m presence of some of bride's relations 
in minister's dwelling 
June 29. Thomas Skerret, single, son of Richard & his wife of 
St. Island 
Martha Crips, single. Md. in presence of their brother 
& sister here in church 
June 29. Stephen Mott, single, son of John Mott & Appolonia, 
his wife, n6e Skerret, of St. Island 
Marv Mitchel, single, dau. of Peter Mitchell of St. 
Island & his wife, n6e Skerret. Md. at same time as 
Sept. 18. Patrick Currant, single, from Ireland 

Jane Hunter, widow. Md. in presence of some neigh- 
bors from Quarantine ground 
Oct. 28. James Egbert, son of Tames Egbert & Elizabeth, his 
wife, maiden name Martino 
Sarah Merril, dau. of John Merril & wife of Staten 
Island. Md. in presence of neighbors 
Nov. 23. Aron Van Pelt, smgle, son of Van Pelt & wife of St, 
Sara Praul, single, dau. of John Praul & his wife, whose 
m. n. was Milliard. Md. at church in presence of 
Dec. 23. Abraham Brasted, single, son of John Brasted of Staten 
Island, & wife Willempje Bratt 
Elsea Silvjr, single, dau. of Joseph Griggs de Silva & 
Susan, his wife. Md. in presence of relations 

1812. Cornells Johnson, single, son of Nath. Johnson, dec, of 
Jan. 2. S. Island, & his wife Eleonore, m. n. Vanderbilt 

Elizabeth Corsen, single, of Staten Island. Md. in 

Jresence of relations 
^ raham Van Houten, single, from Elizabethtown, 

N. Jersey 
Catharine Grandine, single. Md. in presence of re- 
Jan. 29. David Barger, single, son of Henry Barger & wife 
Marv, by m. n. Tysen, both deed. 
Sara Cortelyou, single, second dau. of Jacob Cortelyou 
& wife Elisabeth, m. n. Corsen. Md. in house of 
bride's parents, they & relations present 
May 2. Jacob Beatty, single, son of Edward Beatty & Eleonore, 
his wife, m. n. Cortelyou 
Eliza Cortelyou, single, oldest dau. of Jacob & Elisa- 
beth Cortelyou. Md, in church in presence of most 
of the neighbors 
May 10. Stephen Martino, single, son of Stephen & his wife, m. 
n. Haughwout 
Charity Christopher, single, dau. of Peter Christopher 
& wife. Md. in presence of some relations 

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1 81 2. Job^^ Bird, single, son of Anthony Bird 

May 28. Susan Mitchel, single, dan. of Peter Mitchel & his first 
wife, dec. Md. m presence of some of their neigh- 
bors from Quarantine 
May 25. John Fountain, single, son of Vincent Fountain & wife 
Jane Housman, single, dau. of Abm. Housman & his 
wife. Md. here in presence of some relations 
Sept. 6. John Decker, single, son of Bamet Decker & his wife 
Ann Jones, single, dau. of J. Jones, dec, & his wife 
now a widow. Md. in presence of some friends from 
Sept. 18. Mathias Tones, single, son of Jones, dec, & Catharine, 
his wife 
Juliana Sylvy, single, dau. of Jas. & Susan Sylvy. Md. 
as above 
Oct. 10. Jacob Housman, single, son of Abm. Housman 

Lena Cruse, single. Md. in presence of some friends 
from North side of Island 
Nov. I. John Baker, single, son of Andrew & Catharine Baker 
of Germany 
Elizabeth Prickett, also from Germany. Md. in 
presence of some friends 
Dec 17. William Winant, single 

Hannah Decker, single, dau. of Jacob Decker from the 
Manor. In presence of some neighbors. 

1813. John Lake, single 

Jan. — . Sarah Prickett, single. Md. here in the house 
Feb. 8. John Sebring, single, son of Widow Eliza Sebring of 
N. Y. 
Eliz. Taylor, single. Both from North Side of Island. 
Md. in presence of some neighbors 
June 20. Peter Post, single, son of Francis & Experience Post 

Catharine Merrill, dau. of John & Frances Merrill 
June 27. Isaac Housman, son of Abm. & Jane Housman 

Frances Van Namur, dau. 6f Aaron & Mary Van 
Nov. 24. John Christian J acobson, single, 2iyrs., eldest son of 

John V. D. Jacobson, farmer on St. Island, & Hilletje, 
is wife. m. n. Bedell 
Catharine Connor, eldest dau. of Richard Connor, Esq., 
& Sophia, his wife, by m. n., Clawson. This mar- 
riage was by Rev. John C. Bechler at house of 
Richard Connor, Esq., in presence of friends & re- 

By Rsv. J. C. Bechler. 

1 81 3. Jesse Laforge, single 
Dec. 8. Catharine Pryor, single 

1814. John Decker, single, about 22 yrs., a waterman 

Feb. 26. Ann Egbert, single, youngest dau. of late Edward Eg- 
bert. Md. in house of Mr. Isaac Burbank in the 
Manor in presence of some friends 

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178 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N.Y. [July, 

1814. James, ) oi^^i-a belonging to Mr. Garrettson 
March 25. Mary, J °^^^^^> belonging to Mr. Edw. Ferine. With 

consent of their masters 
April 30. Sam, ) Blades belonging to Mr. Richd. Corson 

Mary, f ' belonjfing to Mr. John Garrettson. 

With consent of their masters 
May 8. Simon, ) t>i^^i-o l>clonging to Mr. Abm. Fountain 

Sally, J ^^*^^^' Mr. Ketteltas. With consent of their 
Oct. I. Cesar & Saran, both about 22, belonging to Mr. Richd. 

Oct. 23. John Bodine, son of Vincent Bodine, farmer 

"Elisabeth Martino, dau. of Benajah Martino, at whose 
house they were md. in presence of number of 
Oct. 26. Daniel Decker, single, son of Mathias & Mary Ann 
Mary Lrcwis, dau. of James & Rebecca Lewis. Md. in 
presence of friends 
Nov. 12. Henry Seguine, single, weaver, son of John & Rachel 
Patience Brittain, dau. of John & Rachel Brittain. 
Md. at parsonage in presence of friends 
Dec. 26. Arthur Burbank, son of Abm. & Lena 

Mary Ann Enyard, dau. of Mathias & Sarah 

1815. Matthew Decker, single, son of Matthew & Mary 
Jan. I. Decker 

Ann Colon, single, dau. of & Jane Colon 

Jan. 3. William Decker, single, son of Bamet & Hannah 
Rebekkah Ammeman, dau. of John & Elizabeth Am- 
Feb. 4. Peter Wood, single, son of James Wood 

Sarah Ann Cortelyou, dau. of Peter & Amy Cortelyou 
Feb. II. Tunis Egbert, single, carpenter, son of Abm. & Ann 
Isabella Vanderbilt, single, dau. of John & Elizabeth 
Feb. 12. Stephen Wood, single, farmer & carpenter, son of late 
Joseph Wood & Ann, his wife 
Ann Marsh, single, dau. of Richd. & Sarah Marsh 
Feb. 20. Jesse Wynant, single, son of George & Elizabeth 
Catharine Wright, single dau. of Joshua & Catharine 
March 26. Nathaniel H. Martin, single, son of Benjamin & Abi- 
gail Martin of N. Jersey 
Sarah Dorsett, single, second dau. John & Marth 
Dorsett, at whose house they were married 
{^To be continued.) 

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igoS.] The Knickerbocker Family. 1 79 


By William B. Van Alstyne, M.D. 

(Continued from Vol. XXXIX, p. laSi of The Rbcoro.) 

21. Maritjen* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Tansen'), m. 
24 May, 1748, at Salisbtiry, Conn., RuloflE White (Wait), b. about 
1724, son of Joshua White* and Christina Dutcher. Their mar- 
riage is recorded on the church records at Grermantown, N. Y., 
in 1748 (full date is not given), he being "son of Gasguve Weit" 
and she "daughter of Laurenz Knickerbocker." There is no 
such name as Gasguve, but it is interesting to note that Gzysyn 
and Mary Weydt have a child baptised 23 Nov., 172 1, at Albany, 
N. Y., and that Giyph}^ Wyet stands as sponsor there in 1722. 
The settlement of the estate of Jane Dutcher proves that RuloflE 
White was son of Joshua White and Christina Dutcher. 

On the 21 March, 1767, Christiana White requested that letters 
of administration be granted on the estate of her mother Jane 
Dutcher, late of Salisbury, Conn., to her son RuliflE White. In 
the distribution of this estate the heirs of Kathren Knickerbocker 
have a share, no names being. mentioned (Sharon, Conn. Probate 
Records, book 3, p. 190). Children baptised at Germantown: 

i. Maritgen,* bap. 24 July, 1748; spon.: Benjamin and 

Catharin Knickerlx>cker. 
ii. Christin, bap. 30 Jan., 1750; spon.: Herman and Cath- 
arin Knickerbocker; d. 23 June, 1818; m. Gabriel 
Dutcher, b. 16 June, 1747; d. 22 Oct., 1820. 

22. Catherine* Knickerbocker (Laurens,* Harmen Jansen'), 
bap. 19 Oct., 1731, at Germantown, N. Y.; m. 17 Sept., 1762, at 
Claverack, N. Y., Willem Van Alstyne, bap. 10 Dec, 1721, at 
Albany, N. Y.; d. May 22, 1802, at North feast, N. Y.; son of 
Thomas Van Alstyne and Maria Van Alen. Willem m. (i) about 
1744, Christyntje Van Alen, bap. 16, June, 1723, at Kinderhook, 
N. Y., dau. of Stephanus Van Alen and Marya Muller. 

William Van Alstyne probably lived on the farm inherited in 
1760 from his father to whom it was panted in 1752 by John 
Van Rensselaer. It was described as lying between the Kinder- 
hook Creek and the Claverack Creek. 

On I May, 1772, William Van Alstyne of Claverack, veoman, 
leased a house and shop and a fulling mill with mill dam and 
two acres of land to Thomas Avery of the same place, fuller, for 

• Joshua Weyt (White), m. 24 Nov., 1720, "at the parsonage at Claverack, 
N. Y.,'^ Christina Dutcher (New York City Lutheran Church Records). He 
was son of Willem Wit and Judith Meels, bap. i May, 1698, at Kingston, N. Y.; 
she was dau. of Roelof de Duidser and Jannetje Brusy, bap. 8 Au^., 1703, at 
Albany, N. Y. Roelof de Duidser and Jannetje Brus^ were m. 17 Nov., 1700, 
at Kingston; she being dau. of Christoffel Brusy and Styntje Claes. 

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1 80 The Knickerbocker Family, ' [July, 

the term of seven years. Said Thomas was to have wood for his 
own fire, and also for " the press " from any part of said William's 

In Aug., 1791, he bought a farm in Hillsdale, N. Y^ of John 

On 19 Oct., 1793, William Van Alstjme deeded as a gift to his 
son Lawrence a negfro boy called Tom. The residence of both 
father and son was given as Hudson, but in Dec. of 1794, articles 
of agreement were entered into between Nicholas and Philip 
Hoflfman of the one part, and William Van Alstyne of Columbia 
County, of the other part, wherein the party of the first part bind 
themselves to convey on the first day of April, 1795, ^^^^^ ^^ 
partv of the second part a certain farm in the town of Amenia, 
in the county of Dutchess, which formerly belonged to Col. 
Brinton Paine, and was at that time in the occupation of Elijah 
Bryan, as overseer for the said Nicholas and Philip HofiEman. 
In the final division of the county into townships this farm came 
to lie in North Bast instead of Amenia. 

On 12 July, 1799, William sold to his son Lawrence, also of 
Amenia, N. Y., the farm he had bought of Nicholas and Philip 

William Van Alstyne was a captain in Col. Jeremiah Hoee- 
boom's re^ment which served during the Revolutionary War. 
His commission, dated 4 April, 1770, and signed by Cadwallader 
Colden, Governor of the Province of New York, is in the pos- 
session of the Holland Society. 

He was buried in a small burying ground on the farm bought 
from the Hoffmans. His wife was also buried there but the 
tombstone has long ago disappeared. She survived her husband, 
for in her son Lawrence's will, made 2 May, 1806, he provides that 
his mother, Catharine Van Alstyne, shall have her support out of 
his estate, and at his house as long as she lives {Lambert J anse 
Van Alstyne and Some of His Descendants^ by Lawrence Van 
Alstyne of Sharon, Conn.). 

Children of William Van Alstyne and Catherine Knicker- 

i. Thomas,* b. 18 Feb., 1765; bap. 24 Feb., at Claverack, 
N. Y.; spon.: Lambart Van Aalsteyn and Alettika 
Oosterhout, his wife; d. 10 Sept., 1838; m. Mabel 
Butler, b. 3 Jan., 1767; d. 13 Feb., 1831; dau. of 
Ezekiel Butler and Mabel Jones. Thomas was a 
clothier and moved from Hudson to Amenia, N. Y., 
soon after May, 1795. 
ii. Lawrence, b. 22 June, 1767; bap. 12 July at Linlithgo, 
N.Y.; spon.: Benjamin Knickerbocker and Aletteke 
Halenbeeck, his wife; d. 7 May, 1806, at North East, 
N. Y.; m. about 1788, Mary Murdack, b. 21 Aug., 
1768; d. 13 Dec, 1836. He moved from Hudson to 
Amenia, N. Y., soon after May, 1795. 
iii. William, b. 31 Jan., 1770; bap. 12 Aug. at Claverack; 
spon.: William Van Ness, Jr., and Marytje Van 

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Alsteyn; d. 28 Jan., 181 1; m. 10 Dec, 1797, Maria 
Vosburgh, b. i June, 1776; bap. 9 June at Kinder- 
hook; d. 13 March, 1820; daughter of Pieter Vos- 
burgh and Fitje Van Hoesen. William was a clothier 
and lived at Claverack, N. Y. 

iv. Mary, b. 6 Jan., 1773; bap. 10 Jan. at Claverack; spon.: 
Richard Ysselstean and Maria Van Alsteen, his wife; 
d. 15 April, 1863; m. 22 Feb., 1795, ^^ Claverack, 
John Leggett, b. 23 Pec, 1770; d. 26 Jan., 1847; son 
of James Leggett and Catherine Reyn. They re- 
sided at Claverack. 

23. Lysbeth* Lansing (Jannetje,* Harmen Jansen'), bap. 5 
Aug., 1705, at Albany; m. 1722, Egbert Bratt, bap. 26 July, 1702^ 
at Albany; son of Antoni Bratt* and Willempje Tennis. Chil- 
dren baptised at Albany: 

i. Willempie,* bap. 5 May, 1723; spon.: Barent and Wil- 

lempie Bratt; d. y. 
ii. Hendrick, bap. 4 Oct., 1724; spon.: Anth. and Jann. 
Bogardus; d. y. 

* Antoni Bratt m. 9 Dec, 1685, at Albany, N. Y., Willempje Tcunis, b. 
1662; dau. of Teunis Teunisen Metselaar and Egbertje Egberts. He was son 
of Barent Albertsen Bratt. 

Barent Albertsen Bratt m. Susanna Dircks, called Janse for her stepfather 
Tan Jansen Bratt "de Noorman,** dau. of Dirck Dircksen Mayer and Maritie 
rost, the latter b. in Brazil. Maritie Post m. (3) 26 Nov., 169Q, at Albany, 
Eduwart Carbert, b. in England. Barent Albertsen was son of Albert An- 
driessen Bratt " de Noorman " and Annetje Barents Van Rotmers, natives of 
Frederickstad, Norway, who left Amsterdam, Holland, 25 Sept., 1636, in the ship 
The Arms of Rensslaerwyck^ which arrived in Albany 7 April, 1637. They 
settled on a stream just south of Albany which in consequence became known 
as Norman's Kill, and here he laid out a farm and built a mill (N. Y. Gen. 
AND BiOG. Record, Vol. XXXV, p. 45). Annetje Barents Van Rotmers d. in 
1662, and on 10 July, 1663, her children gave to Storm Albertsen Van Der Zee, 
her eldest son, power of attorney to collect property inherited from Pieter 
Jacobsen van Rendsburgh (Rynsburgh), husband of Geesie Barents, their 
maternal grandmother (Notary Papers at Albany, p. 347). This right enabled 
Storm to sell a share in a house and lot at New Amsterdam inherited from his 
mother and occupied by Burgomaster Allard Anthony. Geesie Barents was in 
this country as earlv as 1642, for in June of that year Pieter Jacobsen, b. in 
Rendsburgh (probablY Rendsburg, a town of Prussia, in Holstein, on the 
Eider), and "Gysje Piet^rs" (Pieters meaning wife of Pieter), both of Fort 
Orange, made a joint will (Berthold Femow's Calendar of Wills, No. 956) in 
which real and personal property was left to her dau. "Annitje Alberts*' 
(Alberts meaning wife of Albert). In 1667 Geesie Barents was at Kingston, 
N. Y., standing as one of the sponsors for Cornelia, dau. of Roelof Swartwout 
and Eefgen Albertse Bratt. 

Albert Andriessen Bratt m. (2) Geertruy Pieterse (3oeymans, widow of Ab- 
raham Pietersen Vosburgh, but was afterwards legally separated from her. 
Through her first husband she became ancestress of the Vosburg Family. 
There were no children by her second husband. On 31 July, 1605, Geertruy 
Vosburgh received from the heirs of Pieter Van Alen a grant of land on the 
Kinderhook Creek, consisting of one-fourth that property called the Groot 
Stuk and occupied by her for her eldest son Pieter, the grantee. This deed 
was confirmed in April, 1713, by a quit claim deed. Albert Andriessen Bratt 
d. 7 June, 1686. 

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1 82 The Knickerbocker Family. [J«ily» 

iii. Hendricus, bap. 7 Nov. 1725; spon.: Ant. and Jann. 

Bogardus; d. y. • 

iv. Anthony, bap. 29 Jan., 1727; spon.: Barent and Wil- 

lempie Bratt; m. about 1751, Maria Van Alsteyn, 

bap. 27 Julv, 1729, at Albany; dau. of Jacob Van 

Alstejrn and Pietertje Van Iverin. 
V. Jannetie, bap. 7 Sept., 1729; spon.: Anth. and Jannetie 

vi. Hendricus, bap. 29 Dec, 1732; spon.: Ant. and Reb. 

vii. Willempie, bap. 31 Oct., 1736; spon.: B. and W. Bratt; 

ii^- 1764, Jacob Lansing, 
viii. Johannes, bap. 19 Oct., 1740; spon.: Evert and Cornelia 

Bogardus; d. y. 
ix. Johannes, bap. 4 Jan., 174/5; spon.: Harmen and 

Anatje Bogardus. 

24. William* Knickerbocker (Comelis,* Harmen Jansen*), not. 
Abigail . Children b. at Sharon, Conn.: 

i. Abigail,* b. 28 Feb., 1748/9. 
ii. Hannah, b. 4 June, 1750. 

25. Catherine* Vosburgh (Cornelia,* Harmen Jansen'), m. 30 
Dec, 1747, at Rhinebeck Flatts, N. Y., Jacob Heermance, bap. 
23 Sept, 1 7 16, at Kingston, N. Y.; son of Andries Heermance* 
and Neeltje Van Wagenen. On 5 Oct., 1766, they were received 
into the membership of the Dutch Reformed Church at Red 
Hook, N. Y., from the church on the Flatts. Jacob Heermance 
of Red Hook, made his will 9 March, 1784, proved 26 Sept., 1785, 
and recorded in New York. In it he mentions eldest son Andreas 
and sons John, Jacob and Martin, and daus. Cornelia, wife of 
David Van Ness, Neeltje, wife of Peter Cantine, Annetje, wife of 
Isaac Stoutenburgh, Jr., and Dorothea. Jacob Heermance lived 
in and probably built the stone house at one time occupied by 
Lewis Beckwith, west of Henry Benner's on the toad from Henry 
Cottine's to the river, near the post road (Smith's History of 
Rhinebeck, N. K, p. 84). Children: 

i. Andres (Andrew), bap. 26 Dec, 1748, at Grermantown, 
N. Y.; spon.: Andres and Nelgen Hermans. 

ii. Cornelia, b. 29 Dec, 1751; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts; 
spon.: J[acob Vasburg and Cornelia Knickerbocker; 
m. David Van Ness. Thev lived at Red Hook in the 
house which became Stephen Holmes* Inn, later the 
home of Wilhelmus Benner (above authority, p. 84). 

iii. John. 

iv. Eleanor (Neeltje), m. Peter Cantine. From 1785 to 
1 791 they lived in Upper Red Hook; later he kept a 
store at Barrytown Landing, and in 1798 followed 
the same pursuit at Hoffman's or Red Hook Land- 
ing (above authority). 

V. Jacob, b. 28 Feb., 1760; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts; 
spon.: Folkert Witbeck and Dorothe Vosbug. Lived 
alter 1792 where Peter Cantine lived. 

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igoSJ The Knickerbocker Family, 1 83 

vi. Anna, m. Isaac Stoutenburgh, Jr. Lived at Red Hook. 

vii. Martin, bap. 19 May, 1766, at Rhinebeck Flatts; spon.: 
Pieter Vosbnrg and Dorothea Knickerbocker; m. a 
dan. of Dr. Hans Kiersted. Martin came into pos- 
session of his father-in-law's property at Red Hook 
where in 1793 1^© built the present brick mansion 
(above authority). 

viii. Dorothea, bap. 11 Feb., 1770, Rhinebeck-Red Hook, 
N. Y., church records; spon.: Pieter and Cornelia 
Witbeck; m. Henry De Witt. Lived at Red Hook. 

26. Dorothea* Vosburgh (Cornelia,* Harmen Jansen*), m. 
Volkert Witbeck, probably bap. 10 Aug., 1718, at Albany, N. Y.; son 
of Jan Witbeck and Agnietje Bronk, who were m. there 7 April, 
1705. On 5 Oct., 1766, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church 
at Red Hook, N. Y., by letter from the church on the Flatts. 

i. Joan (Jan),* bap. 20 April, 1747, at German town, N. Y. 

spon.: Joan and Cornelia Vosberger. 
ii. Cornelia, bap. 10 Dec, 1749, at Germantown; spon. 

Johan and Agneten Witbeeck. 
iii. Hermanus, b. 13 May, 1751; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts 

spon.: Jacob He^rmanse and Catrina Vosbure. 
iv. Pieter, b. 28 July, 1752; bap. as above; spon.: Andries 

Witbeek and Lena Van Vechten. 

27. Marten* Vosburg ^Cornelia,* Harmen Jansen*), bap. 20 
July, 1738, at Linlithgo, N. Y.; m. Cornelia Gilbert, New York 
State marriage license, dated 19, Nov. 1766. The following 
children except Jan appear on the Rhinebeck-Red Hook church 

i. Jan,* bap. 20 Dec, 1767, at Grermantown, N. Y.; spon.: 

Volkert Witbeck and Dorothea Vosburgh, his wife. 
ii. William, bap. 21 May, 1769; spon.: Jacob Vosburgh 

and Maria Gilbert, 
iii. Marten, bap. 13 Jan., 1771; spon.: Jacob Heermansen 

and Catharina Vosburg. 
iv. Hann^, bap. 23 March, 1777; spon.: William and 

Althea Gilbert. 
V. Jacob, b. 17 June, 1782; spon.: Johan and Aletta 


28. Elisabeth* Knickerbocker (Evert,' Harmen Jansen*), bap. 
21 Aug., 1726, at Linlithgo, N. Y.; m. i May, 1747, at Rhinebeck, 
N. Y., Petrus Hermance, bap. 6 Sept., 1724, at Kingston, N. Y.; 
son of Andries Hermance and Neeltje Van Wagenen. Petrus 
probably m. (2) 11 Nov., 1752, at Rhinebeck, Maria Van Wagenen, 

* Andries Heermance, bap. 12 April, 1685, at Kingston; m. Neeltje Van 
Wagenen, b, 17 April, 1692; daughter of Gerrit Aartsen and Clara Pels. 
Anaries lived at Rhinebeck, N. Y., and was son of Jan Focken Heermans from 
Raynen, Province of Drenthe, Holland, who m. 23 Aug., 1676, at New York 
City, Engeltie Jans Bresteed, bap. there 29 Nov., 1654; dau. of Jan Jansen 
Breestede and Marritje Andries. 

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1 84 The Knickerbocker Family. fjuly, 

bap. 20 Feb., 1732, at Kington; dan. of Simon Van Wagenen 
and Maria Schepmoes. Child bap. at Rhinebeck Platts: 

i. Evert,* bap. 12 Oct., 1747; spon.: Evert Knicker- 
bocker and Geertruy Vosburg, his wife. 

29. Cornelia' Knickerbocker (Evert,* Harmen Jansen*), bap. 
10 June, 1733, at Linlithgo, N. Y.; m. 27 Feb., 1755, at Rhinebeck 
Flatts, N. Y., Isaac Vosburg, bap. 5 Sept., 1731, at Kinderhook, 
N. Y.; son of Pieter Vosburg and Dirckie Van Aalsteyn. Children: 

i. Pieter,* b. i April, 1756; bap. at Rhinebeck Flatts; 

spon.: Pieter and Dorothea Vosburg. 
ii. Geertrui, b. 12 Oct., 1758; bap. at the Platts; spon.: 

Evert Knickerbocker and Dorothea Vosburg. 
iii. Dirk, bap. 25 Tan., 1762, at Germantown, N, Y.; spon.: 

Marten Vosburg and Catryntje Knickerbacker. 
iv. Evert, bap. 5 May, 1765, at Linlithgo; spon.: Evert 

Vosburgh and Cornelia Witbeck. 
v. Jacob, bap. 10 June, 1768, at Kinderhook; spon*: Jacob 

and Dirkje Vosburgh. 

30. Abraham* Knickerbocker (Pieter,* Harmen Tansen'), m. 28 
Nov., 1754, at New York City, Geertruid (Gerretje?) Van Deursen, 
bap. 21 March, 1733, at New York City; dau. of Johannes Van 
Deusen and Geertje Minthome. 

Abraham Knickabaker, labourei;, was registered as a Freeman 
of New York City, 6 May, 1760 (Burghers and Freemen of New 
York^ New York Historical Society Collections, 1885, p. 194). 

Children of Abraham Knickerbocker and Geertruid Van 

i. Elizabet,* bap. 2 July, 1755, ^^ Dutch Reformed Church, 
New York City; spon.: Harmen Knickerbocker and 
Elizabeth Van Deursen, young dau. 
ii. Abraham, bap. 14 March, 1759, ^^ above; spon.: Har- 
manus Knickerbocker and Heyltje Ryt, widow of J. 
Ryt. Abraham Knickerbacker, cartman, at a Com- 
mon Council held 30 March, 1784, was sworn and 
admitted as a Freeman of New York City and 
ordered to be registered (Burghers and Freeman of 
New Yorky p. 243). 
iii. John, b. 17 Sept., 1768, "about 2 o'clock Saturday;" 
bap. in First Moravian Church, New York City. 

31. Harmen Jansen * Knickerbocker (Pieter,* Harmen Jansen'), 
bap. 13 Jan., 1734, at Kingston, N. Y.; **d. 1802;" m. Susanna 
Basson. Children: 

i. Ebert,* bap. 4 Nov., 1776, in St. Peter's Lutheran 
Church, Rhinebeck, N. Y.; spon.: Peter and Elisa- 
beth Hermanse; m. Sally Reit (Reick). 
ii. Gertge, bap. 28 Oct., 1778, as above; spon.: Wilhelmg 
and Gertraut Becker; m. Levi Pawfine, b. 29 Jan., 
1771; d. 12 Feb., 1858, at Staatsburgh, N. Y.; son of 
John Pawling and Marietje Van Deusen, his second 
wife. Levi Pawling m. (2^ 18 May, 1816, Hannah 
GriflSng, dau. of Stephen GnflSng and Elizabeth Uhl. 
He lived at Staatsburgh. 

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ill. Nelge, bap. 13 April, 1780, as above; spon.: Andreas 
and Maria Hermanse. 

iv. Pieter, bap. 19 May, 1782, at Dutch Reformed Chnrch 
at Rhinebeck; spon.: Georg Scherp and Rebecca 
Tedtor, his wife; "d. 1848;" m. 14 July, 1806, in the 
above Lutheran Church, Jane Montross. 

V. Catharina, bap. 22 Feb., 1784, at Rhinebeck; spon.: 
Cornelis Elbendorf and Jacomyntjen Heermans, his 

vi. Magdalena, bap. 18 April, 1786, in the Lutheran 
Church at Rhinebeck; spon.: Johannes and Mag- 
dalena Statsch. 
vii. Maria, b. 16 March, 1788; bap. in Dutch Reformed 
Church at Rhinebeck; spon.: Martynus and Maria 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 5 March, 1792; bap. as above; spon.: 
Johannes Bergh and Elizabeth West. 

32. Johannes Sybr.* Quackenbush (Elizabeth,* Johannes Har- 
mensen,* Harmen Jansen*), bap. in May, 1729, at Albany, N. Y.; 
m. there 9 Dec, 1758, Jannetje Viele, dau. of Tennis Viele and 
Maria Fonda. Of their children Maria, Peter and Adriaan were 
bap. at Schaghticoke, the others at Albany: 

i. Elizabeth,' bap, i July, 1759; spon.: Seybrant Quacken- 
bos and Neeltje Deforeest. 

ii. Tennis, bap. 25 Oct., 1761; spon.: Tennis and Catha- 
rina Vile. 

iii. Maria, b. 31 Oct., 1763; spon.: Lowis Viele and An- 
natje Quackenbush (mother's name Hannah Viele). 

iv. Rebecca, b. 20 Nov., 1767; spon.: Abraham and Re- 
becca Slingerland. 

V. Annetje, b. i Nov., i 1769; spon.: Adriaan and Folkje 

vi. Sy brand, b. 17 Nov., 1771; spon.: Wouter and Elisab. 

vii. Peter, b. 30 June, 1774; spon.: John Y. and Geesje 

viii. Adriaan, b. i March, 1778; spon.: Johs. Knickerbacker 
and Elisabeth Winne. 

33. Hannah* Quackenbush (Elizabeth,* Johannes Harmansen,* 
Harmen Jansen*), bap. 5 Jan., 1735, at Albany, N. Y.; m. 1752, 
Lodovicus (Louis) T. Viele, bap. 30 Aug., 1725, at Albany, son of 
Tennis Viele* and Maria Fonda. Of their children Sybrand, 
Johannis and Catharina were bap. at Schaghticoke, N. Y., the 
others at Albany: 

i. Maria,' bap. 24 Feb., 1754; spon.: Teuwnis and Maria 

ii. Elizabeth, bap. 30 Jan., 1757; spon.: Seybrant and 

Elisabeth 'Quackenbos. 
iii. Tennis, bap. 5 Aug., 1759; spon.: John and Catarina 

Viele; d. y. 
iv. Tennis, b. 26 Jan., 1762; spon.: Tennis and Catharina 



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1 86 The Knickerbocker Family. [July, 

V. Sybrand, b. i Sept., 1764; spon: John S. Qnackenbos 

and Jannitje Viele. 
vi. Stephanus, b. 3 Feb., 1767; spon.: John Viele and 

Geesje Slingerland. 
vii. Johannis, b. 3 April, 1771; spon.: Harmen Quackenbos 

and Judith Mabe. 
viii. Catbarina, b. 31 Jan., 1774; spon.: Lewis P. andCatha- 
rina Viele. 

34. Harmen^ Quackenbush (Elizabeth,' Johannes Harmensen,* 
Harmen Jansen'), bap. 6 Dec, 1738, at Albany; m. there about 
1760, Judith Morrell, bap. there 27 May, 1739; dau. of Daniel 
Morrell and Alida Dox. Of their children, Daniel, Elisabeth, 
Sybrand and Jacob were bap. at Albany, the others at Schaghti- 
coke, N. Y.: 

i. Elisabeth,* bap. 20 Sept., 1761; spon.: Adriaan and 

Elisabeth Kwakkenbush. 
ii. Sybrand, b. at Schaghticoke; bap. 29 Sept., 1763; 

spon.: Sybrand Kwakkenbush and Anatje Vile. 
iii. Daniel, b. 27 Aug., 1765; spon.: Pieter and Elizabeth 

iv. Johannis, b. 18 May, 1766; spon.: Jobs. Quackenbush 

and Jannitje Viele. 
V. Neeltje, b. 17 Aug., 1769; spon.: Louis and Maria Viele. 
vi. Jacob, b. 15 Nov., 1772; spon.: Samuel Marl and 

Elisab. Knikkerbacker. 
vii. Catharina, b. 15 Jan., 1774; spon.: Pietertje Yates and 
Dirk T. Van Veghten. 

35. Elizabeth* Qu* kenbush (Elizabeth,* Johannes Harmen- 
sen,* Harmen Janseu 1, bap. 28 Feb., 1742, at Albany, N. Y.; m. 
28 May, 1762 moth Aloany and Schaghticoke records), Johannis 
I. Port. Chilaren bap. at Schaghticoke, N. Y., except tsaac and 
Petrus, who were bap. at Albany: 

i. Jacomvntje,* b. 7 Dea, 1766; spon.: Peter Beneway 

and Marytje Fort, 
ii. Isaac, b. 25 June, 1768; spon.: Harmen and Lena 

iii. Sybrand, b. 16 June, 1770; spon.: Hannis Quackenbos 

and Judikje Morrel. 
iv. Catharina, o. 7 July, 1772; spon.: Louis and Maria 

V. Johannis, b. 3 April, 1775; spon.: Johannes Quacken- 
bos and Jannitje Viele. 
vi. Petrus, b. 4 Sept., 1777; spon.: Petrui and Marjrtje 

vii. Harmen, b. 20 July, 1779; spon.: Abraham Viele and 

Annatie Knickerbacker. 

( To be continued^ 

♦ Teunis Viele, bap. 28 Sept, 1702, at Schenectady, N. Y.; m. 12 Oct, 1724, 
at AlbanVf Maria Fonda, bap. there 7 Jan., 1700; dau. of Johannes Fonda and 
Maritje Loockermans, m. there 5 Dec, 1694. Teunis was son of Louis Viele 
and Maria Freer. 

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Communicated by Lucy Dubois Akbrly. 

One of the interesting characters of our Colonial history was 
the Rev. John Younges ( Yonges), principal founder of Southold, 
the earliest town on the east end of Long Island.* He m. (i) 
Joan Herrington; m. (2) Mary Warren. The baptisms, marriages 
and burials given below and relating to the families of Herring- 
ton and Warren, have never before been printed, and are from 
a transcript of the Parish Register of Southwold, England, and 
are published through the courtesv of Rev. Epher Whitaker of 
Southold, N. Y., and Rev. Claude Hope Sutton, Vicar of South- 
wold, England. 

John Yonge of St. Margaretts*, Suffolk, ae. 35 yrs.,t and Joan, 
his wife, ae. 34, with 6 children, John: Tbo: Anne: Rachell: Mary 
& Josueph, were examined by the Commissioners, 11 or 12 Majr, 
1637, being desirous to pass to Salem in New England to inhabit, 
& being forbyden passage, went not from Yramouth.J 

Nevertheless on 14:6:1637, Mr. John Younges was received as 
an inhabitant of Salem, Mass. How he became in 1640 the first 
minister at Southold, Long Island, and the central figure there, 
is too well known to be repeated here.§ 

Just what was intended by St. Margaret's, Suffolk, is hard to 
determine, probably the edifice at Reydon, and the mother 
church of St. Edmond's, Southwold, two miles distant; although 
there were apparently other St. Margaret's in Suffolk at the time, 
at Easton Barent, Ilkelshall, Heringnam, Leiston and Lowestoft, 

The father of Rev. John Yonges, Rev. Christopher Yonges, 
was inducted to the living of Reydon with Southwold, 14 Jan., 

On the last day of Feb., 16 11, a mandate was issued for 
inducting Christopher Yonges, Clerk, into the real possession of 
the Vicarage of Keidon, which position he occupied until his 
death in 1626. His will describes him as of Southwold, and he is 
interred in the chancel of the church there. 

His widow Margaret, and six children survived him, five of 
whom came to America. Two children, Edward and Elizabeth 
Yonges, presumably the eldest of the family, were drowned on 
St. James day, 16 — , in company with 30 others from Southwold 
in returning from Dunwich Fair .IT 

♦ Whitakcr*8 History of Southold, N. Y. 
His tombstone says he d. 24 Feb., 167 1-2, in his 74th year. 

t His tombstone says he d. ' 
I Hotten*8 Passenger Lists. 
§ Viooxt's Historical A ddre 

^ Moore's Historical Address ofiS^; Record, IV, 6; X, 75, 152; XIV, 65; 
Essex Inst, Hist. Coll., 2d Series, IX, 54; Youngs Gen. 

11 \yake's History of Southwold. 

Institution Books at Norwich; Act Book at Probate Registery, Ipswich; 
Consistory Court Wills, Norwich; Water's Gleanings in England. 

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There was early a chapel at Reydon, known as St. Margaret 
de Rissemere. Greatly do we deplore the loss of the early Key- 
don and Southwold Parish Registers with their priceless gene- 
alogies. That of Reydon now dates from 17 12, that of Southwold 
from 1602. 

The latter has the following: "1622, July 25, John Yonges, & 
Joan Herrington, widow," ana the baptisms of their children 
John and Thomas in 1623 and 1625, respectively. 

Their marriage license, 24 July, 1622, calls John, bachelor, and 
Joan, spinster. The bond was in Mr. Christopher Yongs.* 

The original Southwold Parish Register, a long, narrow book, 
which the writer hati the privilege of examining, reads distinctly, 
"Joan Herrington, widow." The writing is the same as for 
several years previously, an unusually clear hand, presumably 
that of the father of groom. Rev. Christopher Yonges, himself. 
At anv rate, the entry was unquestionably made during his 
incumbency, and is therefore that to which we attach most 

If a widow as seems probable, Joan was doubtless that Joan 
Jentilman, who m. at Southwold, 7 March, 1613, Robert Herring- 
ton. His son Robert was bap. i Oct., 1616, after which we hear 
no more of him. 

Joan, dau. of William and Agnes Jentleman, was bap. 5 July, 
1603; Robert, son of Margt. Herrington, the 2 Nov., 1607. If 
these parties were m. in 16 13, they could not have been bap. as 

A Joan Jentilman m. Thomas Beaumont 14 Nov., 1628. 

Margaret Herrington was buried 6 Dec, 161 1. 
William Jentleman was buried the 28 April, 1616. Letters of 
administration on the estate of William Jentilman of Southwold 
were issued 11 Feb., 1616 (qu. 1617?), to his widow Anne. 

Thomas Jentilman (Jentleman) b. in Southwold in 15 11, was 
Bailiff there in 1534, '72, '^d^ '96 and 1604, and d. 30 July, 1609.! 

Probably Thomas, son of Rev. John Yonges was named after 

Other Jentilman entries are: 
1603: March 2, Thomas, son of James & Mary Jentleman, baptized. 

1603, Feb. 6, Richard Jentleman & Susan Capp. 

1605, Feb. 13, Richard Garrard & Martha Jentleman. 

1606, Jan. 26, Thomas Camell (Camell, Cornell?) & Mary Jentilman. 

1608, April 6, J'ohn Mills & Agnes Jentleman. 

" Sept. 8, Thomas Purt & Christian Jentleman. 

1609, Sept. 10, William Gardner & Susan Gentilman. 
1612, Oct. 12, Robt. Hachett & Elizabeth Jentleman. 
1 6 14, Jan. 2, Thomas Hunter & Susan Jentleman. 

♦ Marrirge Licenses from the Official Note Book of the Archdeaconry of 
Suffolk, at the Ipswich Probate Court 

t The original meanins of spinster was descriptive of an occupation, and 
as such was sometimes used of married women. 

X N. Y, Gen. &* Biog. Record, April, 1904. 

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1602, Sept. 12, Richard Jentilman. 
" Oct. 4, Margaret J entleman. 

" Nov. 8, Mary Jentleman & Thomas, her son, buried together. 
^ Dec. 4, Christian lentleman. 
" " 24, Thomas Jentleman. 

1603, July ID, Judith Jentleman. 
" " 20, Thomas " 

** " 28, Margaret ** 

" Aug. 3, Toby 

'* Sept. 5, Elizabeth Jentleman. 

1606, May 8, Margaret *' 

1607, Sept. 20y Martha, dau. of Mr. Jas. Jentleman & Martha, his 


1610, Aug. 18, Martha Jentilman. 
1616, April 28, William Jentilman. 

The name Jentilman was found at Dunwich, near Southwold. 
In the Church of the Grey Friars, one of those buildings ** eaten 
by the sea," were entries of Jentilman in 1506 and 7. Mrs. John 
Jentleman was buried in 1511, John Jentleman in 1522, and 
Robert Jentleman in 1525.* 

Letters of Administration were issued on the estate of John 
Jentleman of Southwoulde, to Richard Garrard, 13 April, 1622. 

Under Herrineton we find: Marriages: « 

1608-9, Feb. 27, wm. Hunter & Margaret Herrington. 
1609, Aug[. 2, Stephen Herrington & Cecily Purth. Stephen Her- 
rington was Bailiff in 1609, '12 and '19. 
1609, Nov. 26, John Herrington & Awdry Harle. 


161 1, fune 4, Mary, dau. of John Herrington. 

1615, May 14, Catnarine, dau. of John & Awdry Herrington. 
1618, May 28, Stephen, son " " " 

1621, June 17, Joan, dau. ** " " 

(Joan, dau. of John Herrington was buried 7 Tune, 1633.) 

1624, May 30, Elizabeth, dau. of John & Awdry Herrington. 

1626, Oct. 29, John, son of John & Adre Herrington. 
(1627, Jan. 15, child of John Herrington buried!) 

1629, Sept. 6, Susan, dau. of John & Awdry Herrington. 
i63i,Junei8, Mary, 

16^8, Jan. 23, Commission to Mr. John Goldsmith, clerk. Vicar 
of Raidon, cum Southoulde, & Philip Seaman, clerk, curate there, 
to administer the oath to Awdry Herrington, relict of John Her- 
rington of Southoulde, deceased intestate, well and truly to 
administer his estate. 

Letters of Administration were issued to the said Awdry, 
widow of John Herrington, 25 Jan., 1638. 
1621, Sept. 9, Betres, dau. of Stephen & Betres Herrington, bapt. 

1625, Sept. 25, Alice, " " " Beatrice " *' 

1627, March 11, Thomas, son of Thos. & Alice Herrington. 
1627, June 3, Elizabeth, dau. of William & Margaret Herrington. 


♦ Gardner's Hist, of Dunwich. 

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1633, Sept. 29, William, son of William & Margaret Herrington. 

1609, April I, Catharine Herrington. 
1624, Aug. 29, Stephen Herrington, Sr. 
1627, Sept. 17, Stephen Herrington. 
" Jan. 15, Mistress Herrington. 
1629, Feb. 9, child of Thomas Herrington. 
1636, Sept. 25, Susan Herrington. 

A marriage license was granted to Robert Burgis, widr., of 
Loestoft, & Alice Herrington, widow, of Southwolae, 26 June, 

Letters of Administration were granted 26 May, 1632, on the 
estate of Judith Herrington, dec'd., late of Ippswich to her sister, 
wife of George Deathe. 

Letters on the estate of William Herrington, late of Hintles- 
ham, with a non-cupative will attached, were granted 29 June, 
1632, to his relict Barbara. 

The will of William Yonges of Lowestoft, 22 June, 1530, 
proved 7 March, 1530, names William Hocker of Lowestoft, 

William Yonge & Estabel Beelle were m. at Heacham, 11 Oct^ 

Christopher Home of Aylesham, mentions in his will, 4 March, 
1602, his sister Johan Yonges, his nephew Christopher Yonges, 
the elder, and his sons, Christopher, John and William Yonges. 

William Yonges of Great Yarmouth, in his will, 13 Sept., 161 1, 
names his wife Dorothy, his daughters, but no sons. Brother 
Henry Yonges, Henry, son of his brother John Yonges, kinsman 
Augustine, Edmund and James Yonges. 

The will of Thomas Yonge of Waybread, Suffolk, husbandman, 
17 of King James, names wife Alice, dau. Elizabeth & fower 
other children, ilrancis, Thomas, Jonathan & Stephen Yonge. 
Cousin Roger Meene, executor, proved 6 March, 16 19, at the 
Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk. 

1619, Nov. 9, Letters of Administration were granted to Mary 
Yonge, widow of John Yonge of Stoake, deceased, on his estate. 

The marriage license of William Yonges of Bungay, & Pru- 
dence Hoxton, widow, of Southwold, late of Solherton, was dated 
29 Nov., 1622. 

1631, Jan. 28, a Commission was issued to John Yonges fir Mr. 
Nathaniel Roe, clerks, to administer oaths to Elizabeth Welche, 
widow & relict of John Welche of Northales, deceased, to well & 
truly administer the estate of the said John Welche. 

1632, July I, Thomas Yonge m. Amy Allyard.* 

1632, Nov. 19. The will of John Yonges of flfelixstowe was 

1632, Jan. 14, Letters on the estate of Doratie Yon^s of 
Stoake, with a non-cupative will attached. Administration to 
George Harvie, principal legatee. 

^ Phillimore and Johnson's Parish Registers of Norfolk. 

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1633, Nov. 15, Letters of Administration of Yongs of 

Oxford, to Daniel, mother of the deceased. 

1636, Aug. 6, Will of Henry Young of Henley, proved. 

That Yonges abounded in SuflEolk is shown by the fact that in 
1674, 46 Yonges households paid the hearth tax in the above 

A small farm of 160 acres, near Wenhaston station, about 
seven miles from Southwold, was entailed for three generations 
and intended " to be kept in the family so long as there was a 
John Yonges." 

The tenants were unable to hold it, and when the entail 
expired, the land was sold in Oct., 1901. Two of the owners, 
John Yonges, were buried at Wenhaston in 1868 and 1899 re- 

The last owner, the third John Yonges, told the writer in 1903 
that his grandfather probably came from Uggelshall, as they 
were obliged to settle the above estate there. 

Thomas Warren (Warryn), merchant, was of Southwold. His 
will, 4 March, 1641, proved 13 Sept, 1645, names son Thomas, 
dau. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Gooch of Southwold; two grand- 
children, Mary Gardiner and Benjamin Youngs, children of his 
dau. Mary^ wife of John Youngs^ now in New England; dau. Mar- 
garet, wife of Joseph Youngs; dau. Christian, wife of Symon 
Barnard; son Ueorge Warren; son Robert Warren, deceased; 
son Thomas Warren and son-in-law Simon Barnard, executors. 
(Arch. Suflf. Ipswich, Original Wills [1645], 120.)* 

There appears to have been two families at Southwold, one of 
Thomas Warren, Bailiff in 1614, '20, '27, '33 and '38, and the other 
of Thomas Warne, who was buried 23 Jan., 1637. 

Some of the Warne entries below were probably intended for 
Warren and written Warin. 

"1602, June 7, Mary, dau. of Thos. & Mary Warne, baptized." 

Mary, wife of Rev. John Youngs, of whose marriage dates we 
have no record, calls John Youngs her "last husband." She d. 
after 5 Nov., 1678, on Long Island, N. Y.f 

"1604, May 23, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Mary Warne, 

"Elisabeth Warren m. Thomas Gooch 20 June, 1620," and had 
children christened: "Thomas Gooch, 6 May, 1621," and "John 
Gooch, 27 Oct., 1623." 

Thomas Gooch, Sr., Thomas, Jr., John Gooch & others re- 
fused to take the oaths & superscriptions in 1662, & were dis- 
charged from being four & twenties. 

1607, April 8, Robert, son of Thos. & Mary Warne, baptized. 

1640, Dec. 7, Robert Warren buried. 

1609, Oct. 18, Margt. (Martha erased), dt. of Thos. & Mary 
Warne, baptized. 

♦ See N. Eng. Hist. &* Gen. Register, April, 1898, and N. Y. Gen. &* Biog. 
Record, April, 1904. 

t Southold Town Rec, II, 18. 

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1611, Nov. II, Christian, d. of Thomas Warren, baptized. We 
have not the date of her marriage to Simon Barnard. 

Christian was a favorite name in the Youngs family on Long 
Island. It was used at Southwold by the Jentlemans as well as 
by the Warrens. 

1 6 13, March 2, George, son of Thos. Waryn, baptized. 

In 1662, Mr. George Warren, one of the Bailiffs, desiring time 
to consider the oaths & superscriptions imposed b^ Acts of 
Parliament, etc., is ordered to be discharged from being Bailiff, 
or from bearing any office in the corporation at Southwold, unless 
he subscribes to the said oaths before December ist. Mr. Simon 
Bernard to officiate in his room.* 

16 1 3, Jan. 23, Margaret, dau. of Thomas Wame, baptized. 

1632, Feb. 5, Joseph Yongs & Margt. Warren married. She 
was living at Southold, N. Y., 9 May, 1669, a widow.f 

Her son Gideon Youngs was perhaps named after the Gideon 
of the next entry. 

1616, June 5, Gideon Wame, son of Thos. & Margt. Waryne, 

1 6 18, Dec. 6, Deborah, dau. of Thos. & Mary Wame, baptized. 
Deborah Warren doubtless single in 1641. 

1619, June 8, wife of Thos. Warren, buried. 

1624, May 24, Catherine, dau. of Thos. & Mary Warjm, bap- 

1625, Jan. 13, Catherine, dau. of Mr. Thomas Warren, buried. 
1640, April 7, Mary, wife of Mr. Thos. Warren, buried. 
1644, Jan. 18, ulto, Mr. Thos. Warren, buried. 

1615, Jan. 2, Thos. Stannard, servant to Thos. Waryn, buried. 

1619, Feb. 14, John Warren & Alice Keble married. Their 
marriage license 12 Feb., 1619-20, describes them as both single, 
and of Reydon. Thomas Waryn, surety. J The Kebles of County 
Suffolk were an armorial family. § 

1620, Nov. 24, John, son of John & Alice Waryn, baptized. 

162 1, March 4, Thos. son of John & Alice Waryn, baptized. 
1624, Tune 14, Thos. son of John Waryn, buried. 

1623, March 4, Alice, wife of J^ohn Warjrn, buried. 

1624, Nov. 5, John Waren buried. 

1828, Oct. 7, Robert Bonnar & Elizabeth Waiyn married. 
1628, Dec. 21, Margt., dau. of Wm. & Susan Warren, baptized* 
1662, Aug. 12, Thos., son of Thomas & Mary Warren, baptized. 
1683, Feb. 6, Rebecca, dau. of John & Anne Warren, baptized. 
1685, June 24, Elizabeth, dau. of John Warren, buried. 
1685, \ une 24, Elizabeth, dau. of another John Warren, buried. 
1688, Dec. 12, Thos. Warren & Martha Senor, of Sd., married. 
1755, May 31, Martha Wame or Warren, wid., buried. 
Letters of Administration on the estate of Christopher Warren 
of Hennesfield, dec'd., issued to his Relict, Anne, 4 Dec, 1631. 

♦ Gardner's Hist, ofDunwich. 

t Southold Town Rec, 1, 373. 

I Mar. Lie, from the Official Note Books of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk. 

§ Muskett's Suff. Manorial Families. 

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1 633* j3-n. 20, marriage license granted to Thomas Warren & 
Ann Noaks of St. Matthew's (Ipswich?). 

The marriage license of Thomas Warren & Judith Fisher of 
St. Clement's, Ipswich, was dated 3 July, 1634. 

Possibly Thomas Warren, the Southwold merchant, who d. in 
1644, and John Warren, who m. Alice Keble in 1619, were 
brothers, and sons of George Warren who was buried at South- 
wold, 14 Dec, 16 14. 

The Warren family furnished Bailiffs for Southwold Borough 
at intervals from 1614-1662. According to the Parish Register 
there, they seem to have resided in that town from 1611-1705. 

In this connection it is gratifying to learn that the title deeds 
of the Southwold Vicarage, at Queen Anne's Bounty OflBce in 
London, show that the property, including a mansion and 
enclosed piece of land, was sold in 1705, by the late widow of 
of John Warren to John Thompson, whose heirs, lineal and 
collateral, and others held it till 1829, when it was sold to the 
Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, and is now held by them in 
trust for a Vicarage. 

The " mansion " of the title deeds was built on the foundations 
of an older house, in which are the cellars of the existing house. 

There are two deeds, with the signatures of Mrs. Hannah 
Knowles, formerly widow of John Warren, of Hannah Bohm, and 
of Mary and Elizabeth Warren. The seals against the last two 
names, are distinctive, and the same in both documents. 

Warren, as a family name, comes from Normandy, whence 
William de Warrenne came with William the Conqueror, and 
whose daughter, Gundreda, he afterwards married. He was 
greatly esteemed and trusted by his royal father-in-law.* 

Burke's General Armory mentions 45 armorial families of 
Warren, 2 of Warreyn and 2 of Warryn, and the particular one to 
which Thomas Warren above, of Southwold, belonged is much 
to be desired. 


Richard Henry Greene, A.M., LL.B., 
Corretpondiiiff Member of the N. E. Historic Geneftlogical Society. 

(Continned from Vol. XXXIX, p. 116 of the Record.) 

Fifth Generation. 

32. Mercy* Goff (Desire* Green, Warren,* William,* William*), 
bap. Jan. 12, 1757; m. Zaccheus Cook, Jr., Middle Haddam, Conn., 
Jan. 18, 1776, probably of the family of Henry of Mass., who had 
three children who removed to Conn. John settled in Middle- 
town, Henry and Samuel in Wallingford, Conn. His father d. 
April 19, 1812, aet. 93, therefore b. about 17 19, probably at East- 
ham, Mass. He signed a petition to Conn. Legislature, 1744, 

♦ Burke 8 Extinct and Dormant Peerages. 

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200 The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, [July, 

about the church at East Hampton. Zaccheus Cook, Jr., was 
administrator on the estate of (33) Benjamin Green* Goff, and. 
acted Sept., 1782, in the administration. He and his family re- 
moved to N. Y. State, I have not the town. 

33. Benjamin* Green Goff (Desire* Green, Warren,* William,* 
William*), bap. Oct. 9, 1757. He was a soldier in Capt. Holmes 
Company of Col. Samuel Selden's Regiment, and private First 
Regt. Continentals from East Haddam, April 22, 1777, to April 

22, 1780, when he was discharged. The history of Wethersfield 
says: he was killed June 24, 1781. He was then in the militia.* 

34. Timothy • Goff (Desire* Green, Warren,* William,* William*), 
bap. July 27, 1760. Went into the service in Lieut. David Smith's 
Company, Col. Thomas Belden's Regiment, April and May, 1777, 
served at Peekskill, N. Y. There was a Timothy Goflf of East- 
hampton. Conn., m. Eveline, dau. of Elihu and Almyra (Wright) 
Cook, but I have not been able to identify him. 

35. Philip* Goff (Desire* Green, Warren,* William,* William*), 
b. Aug. 17, 1766; bap. June 2, 1767; m. Oct. 19, 1787, Chloe Cole, 
dau. of Marcus and Phebe (Scovill) Cole; he was the eldest child 
of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Cole, who removed from Eastham, 
Mass., to Chatham, Conn., 1748, and d. 1752. Elizabeth Cole d. 
Feb. 19, 1794, aged 85. Ebenezer and Elizabeth had: i. Marcus; 
ii. Ebenezer; iii. Elizabeth; iv. Jerusha Cole. Philip Goflf d. Oct 

23, 1823. Marcus Cole was in the French War, and in the Con- 
tinental service, May, 1775, to Feb., 1778, when he was lieutenant 
in Huntington's Regiment of the line. Marcus and Phebe C^le 
had: i. Abner, b. 1754; m. Lydia Freeman, 1785; ii. Hendrick, m. 
Phebe Griflfith; iii. Marcus, m. Sally White; iv. Phebe, m. Thomas 
Ackley; v. Reliance, m. Joseph Knowlton; vi. Chloe, m. Philip 
Goflf; vii. Rebecca, m. Isaac Johnson; viii. Mary, m. Benjamin 

The U. S. census of 1790, under Chatham gives Philip Goflf 's 
family as consisting of two males over sixteen and one female; 
and Philip Goflf, Jr., had in family one male over sixteen and two 
females. It would seem these were Philip, who m. Desire, and 
his son, Philip, Jr., who m. Chloe Cole.f 

Philip and Chloe (Cole) Goflf united with the church at Middle 
Haddam, Julv 18, 1790. This family removed from the neighbor- 
hood probably at the same time as Philip and Desire (Green| 
Goflf, before 1800. Among my notes about Chloe Cole, I find 

* There was a Benjamin Goff of Easthampton, m. Feb. 5. 1786, Abieail 
Brainard; they removed to Middle Haddam. They had: i. Benjamin, d. mf. 
ii. Niel, never m. iii. Phila, m. John Cole, and other children. The absence of 
the initial of the middle name makes me doubt the identity. 

t Mr. H. B. Brainerd says: Philip Goff was b. about 1730, perhaps earlier; 
he was bap. at Middle Haddam, March 24, 1742, his grandfather, Philip (b. i685)» 
being alive, for his father is called Philip Goff, Jr. In records of Rev. John 
Norton, East Hampton, appears Philip Goff, d. Oct 27, 1770, and Philip Gofif s 
wife d. April 22, 1767. The first is tne father-in-law ot Desire; the latter is 
possibly Sarah (Atwell) Goff, his wife, tho* that is not certain. 

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these, b. Sept. 7, 1768, and d. Oct. 23, 1823. The future may ex- 
plain them. 

I have not been able to discover whether Philip and Chloe 
Goff had any children. 

37. Stephen* Hosmer (Bathsheba* Green, Warren,* William,* 
William"), bap. Middle Haddam, Conn., April 26, 1767. He was 
the fourth of the name in direct line. Removed to Lebanon, 
Conn. Children: 

10 1 i. Lavinia* Hosmer. 

102 ii. Stephen T. Hosmer. 

103 iii. James Hosmer. 

104 iv. William Hosmer. 

105 V. Charles B. Hosmer. 

106 vi. Mary Hosmer. 

107 vii. John B. Hosmer.* 

51. Asa* Dimock (Sarah* Greene, Warren,* William,* William*), 
m. July s, 1794, Ruth Miller. He d. Dec. 18, 1833, at Dimockvill, 
Pa. Children: 

108 i. Asa* Dimock, Jr., b. April 5, 1795. 

109 ii. Warren Dimock, b. April 30, 1796. 

no iii. Dorcas Dimock, b. Pittston, Pa., May 19, 1798. 

111 iv. Shubael Dimock, b. Sept. 24, 1800. 

112 V. John Green Dimock, b. Clifford, Pa., May 16, 1810; d. 

April II, 181 2. 

52. Davis* Dimock (Sarah* Green, Warren,* William,* William*), 
m. June 5, 1797, Elizabeth Jenkins, b. Aug. 22, 1780. He d. 
Montrose, Pa., Sept. 27, 1854. He was a pioneer Baptist mission- 
ary, a leading man in Susquehanna Co., Pa. He was also a 
physician and associate judge. Children of Davis and Elizabeth 

Sarah* Dimock, b. Feb. 2, 1799. 

Benjamin Jenkins Dimock, b. Feb. 16, 1800. 

Davis Dimock, Jr., b. Oct. 2, 1803. 

Betsey Dimock, b. Oct. 24, 1806. 

Mary Jenkins Dimock, b. April 11, 1809; d. Jan. 16, 1819. 

Lydia Clark Dimock, b. July 6, 181 1. 

Asa Green Dimock, b. Oct. 14, 1813. 
r**x. John Hardincf Dimock, b. Oct. 30, 1815. 
ix. David Dimock, b. Oct. 31, 1818. Lost at sea May, 1839. 
X. Gordon Zebina Dimock, b. Feb. 26, 1821. 

Shubael Dimock. 
63. William Young* Greene (William,* William,* William,* 
William"), b. East Haddam, Conn., July 20, 1792; bap. by Rev. 
Solomon Blakeslee, St. Stephens Church, 1804; m. Athens, N. Y., 
Sallie Obedience Hinman, b. Nov. 1, 1793, <^^^* ^^ Edwardf and 

* There was a John Hosmer from Hartford in the Conn. Continental line, 
daring the Revolution; he was a corporal; under the Act of 1818 he received 
a pension, at that time was living at New York. 

t The Hinman family of Conn, is descended from Sergt Edward' Hinman 
of Stratford, Conn., the first of the name in America. He appears there about 
1651. He m. Hannah, dao. of Francis and Sarah Stiles. He was bap. in £ng- 
























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Mercy Hinman, who were b. and d. at Athens. Wm. Y. Greene 
d. at Natches, Miss., Sept. at, 1818. His widow m. (a) Jan. 8, i8a8, 
Peter G. Coffin. She d. Feb. 4, 1834, and was buned at Athens, 
N. Y., leaving by thtf second marriage one child, Uriah Hinman 
Coffin, b. 183a. Peter G. Coffin d. Dec, 1856. Wm. and Sally O. 
Greene had: 

ia4 i. William* Edward Greene, b. Ang. 17, 181 a. 

ia5 ii. Henry Augustus Greene, b. Dec. 6, 1814. 

ia6 iii Mercy Matilda Greene, b. Jan. 11, x8i6; d. Feb. 19, 

64. Russell Tinker* Greene (William,* William,* William,* 
William*), b. Bast Haddam, Conn., June a6, 1794; bap. 1804, at 
same place and time as his brother and sister. He m. ^bil 
Pratt who was b. at Canaan, N. Y., and d. at Athens, N. Y. 
Mr. Greene m. (a) Dec. ai, i8a6, Sarah Stiles Edwards, at 
Pljrmouth, Pa. She was b. Oct 30, 1807, at Cochecton, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y. He removed to Jersey Citv, N. J., and d. there May 10, 
1874. Mrs. Greene d. at same place Oct. 8, 1895. Children: 

Almon W.* Greene, b. 1816. 

Asaph Lorenzo Greene, b. Nov. 14, 181 7, Hartford, N. Y. 

Matilda Ann Greene, b. Aug. ao, 1819. 

Julia Elizabeth Greene, b. Aug. — , i8ai. 

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An infant. 

Sybil Pratt Greene, b. March 30, i8a8, Plymouth, Pa. 

Clarissa Indiana Greene, b. Nov. 6, 1830, Canaan, 

N. Y.; d. Oct. a9, 1839. 
X. Russell Edwards Greene, b. Sept. a6, 183a. 
xi. Sarah Jane Greene, b. May 17, 1834. 
Emma Stitt Greene, b. Oct. a, 1835. 
Gideon Burr Greene, b. Sept. ao, 1837. 
Arthur Seymour Greene, b. April a, 1848, Hudson, 


65. Sophia Indiana* Greene (William,* William,* William,* 
William*), b. Jan. 11, 1798, East Haddam, Conn. On Rev. Solo- 
mon Blakeslee's baptismal record, 1804, her name does not appear, 

it reads: " India, wid. Wm. Green, William — Russel & :' 

She m. April a3, 1815, Lyman Wait, Canaan, N. Y. He was b. 
Oct. a6, 1796, and d. Jan. as, 1840, Athens, N. Y. She removed 
later to N. Y. City, where she d. April as, 1895. Children: 

land, Aug. i, i6oa; lived in Windsor, Conn., and d. Nov. a6, 1681, leaving four 
sons and four daughters. 

Edward* Hinman, Jr., the voungest son, b. Stratford, 167a; m. Hannah 
Jennings, b. July 25, 1678. dau. ot Joshua, Jr., and Mary Lyon; a. Aug. 25, 1777, 
the day she was go years old. He was one of the first Episcopalians in Conn. 
They had 12 children. 

Ebenezer* Hinman, b. Stratford, m. Obedience Jennings, June 4, 1730; she 
was b. Aug., 1720, and d. Dec 15, 1812. He d. Nov. 18, 1795, leaving 10 children. 

Edward^ Hinman, b. Mav 19, 1744; m. Dec 26, 1790, Mercy Hinman 
(Adam,^ Noah,' Benjamin,* Eaward^* ot Southbury, who was b. Dec 26, 17J6. 
He d. June 2, 1834; she d. March 4, 183$. They had but one child: Sally 
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Jane* Wait, b. Feb. 28, 1816. 

Clarissa M. Wait, b. May 3, 1818; d. July 15, 1819. 

William Seth Wait, b. May 7, 1820. 

Henry Ljmian Wait, b. Feb. 8, 1822. 

Emily Sophia Wait, b. April i, 1825. 

Matilda Sally Wait, b. July 4, 1827. 

Lucretia M. Wait, b. Sept. 15, 1829; d. unm. Dec. 5, 

Henrietta E. Wait, b. Nov. 28, 1831. 

Edward Augustus Wait, b. Oct. i, 1834. 

Almira Ellen Wait, b. June 16, 1837. 
66. Hannah • Hunoerford (Hannah* Green, James,* William,* 
William'), b. July 13, 1778; m. Jos.* Spencer Brainerd of Had- 
lyme, Conn., May 24, 1800. They removed to Troy, N. Y., and 
Oct., 1808, to St. Albans, Vt., and he d. there Jan. i, 1817. She d. 
Jan. I, 1847. Children: 

151 i. Joseph Hungerford* Brainerd, b. Chatham, March 23, 


152 ii. Hannah Brainerd, b. Jan. 12, 1803. 

153 iii. Henry Lyman Brainerd, b. Troy, Jan. 18, 1806. 

154 iv. Timothy Green Brainerd, b. Jan. 31, 1808. 

155 V. George Brainerd, b. St. Albans, Feb. 9, 1810; d. March 

2, 1810. 

156 vi. George Brainerd, b. March 24, 181 1. 

157 vii. Ezra Brainerd, b. Dec. 18, 1813; d. Sept., 1814. 

158 viii. Ezra Brainerd, b. Aug. i, 18 15. 

68. James* Green (Benjamin,^ James,* William,* William'j, b. 
July 29, 1787; m. Jan. 14, 1818, Sarah Ann Pierpont of Littleneld, 
Conn. Removed to Buffalo, N. Y. He d. there in Sept., 1848. 
They had one child: 

159 i. James Pierpont* Green. 

60. Ruth* Green (Benjamin,^ James,* William,* William'), b. 
East Haddam, Dec. 14, 1790; m. Feb. 25, 1827, John Warner 
Barber, who was b. Feb. 2, 1798, Windsor, Conn. He was 
descended from Thomas Barber who came to Windsor in 1635.! 
He was a widower having m. Harriet E. Lines, who d. March 17, 
1826. After his second marriage he continued to live in New 

^ J08. Spencer Brainerd. b. Dec. 7, 1776, ninth child of Deac Ezra and 
Jerosha (Smith) Brainerd, who were m. Sept. 12, 1738; she was dau. of David 
and Dorothy (Brainerd) Smith, Jerusha was the ninth of thirteen children. 
David d. Oct 11, 181 1. Deacon Ezra Brainerd, Justice of the Peace, and 
many years member of L^islature, was son of Josiah, who was son of William 
and Sarah (BidweU) Brainerd. 

t Thomas' Barber came to America when about eighteen years old. He 
m. Jane , Oct. 7, 1640. They both d. in Sept, 1662. 

Josiah* Barber, b. Feb. 1$, i6j}, m. Abigail, dau. of Nathaniel Loomis, 
Nov. 22, 1677; she d. Feb. 9, 1700. He m. (2) Nov. 5, 1701, Sarah Drake, who d. 
Dec 13, 1730. He d. Dec, 1733. 

Aaron' Barber, b. July 20, 1697; m. Mary Douglas from New London 
Conn., Feb. 2, 1724. 

Elijah^ Barber, b. Jan. 11, 1744-5; m. Abigail Wood, Dec. 20, 1768. 

Elijah' Barber, b. Oct 24, 17JS9; m. Mary Warner, Jan., 1795, who d. Jan 
29, 1839. He d. July 19, 1812, John Warner Barber in the text was their son. 

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Haven, Conn. Mrs. Ruth Barber d. Nov. i8, 1851. He was an 
engraver and publisher, his historical works are auite sought 
after, dealing in town histories of different States. John W. and 
Ruth Green Barber had: 

160 i. Elizabeth Green* Barber, b. Nov. 20, 1827. 

161 ii. Caroline C. T. Barber, b. May 23, 1829. 

162 iii. John Barber, b. Nov. 5, 1830. 

163 iv. fames Barber, b. Aug. 10, 1832. 

164 v. Harriet Barber, b. Feb. 27, 1835; d. June 24, 1862. 

70. Betsey* Green (Benjamin,* James,* William,* William*), b. 
Sept. 26, 1795, ^t East Haddam; m. Edmund Anson Wooding,* 
April 19, 1 814. He was b. Woodbrid^e, now Bethany, Conn., son 
of Edmund and Anne (Peckf) Wooding of Woodbridge. Betsey 
was the first wife. They moved to Torrington Hollow in 1824. 
Was engaged in manufacture, first cotton, then clocks and locks. 
She d. April 23, 1825, near Oswego, N. Y., and was buried at 
Ransoms Mills, Tioga Co. He m. (2) Miss Pond. He d. Feb. 27, 
1864, aet. (^i. They had nine children. Betsey Green Wooding's 
children who outlived their infancy were: 

165 i. Edmund* Wooding, b. Feb. — , 1815. 

166 ii. Julius Wooding, b. Sept. — , 1816. 

167 iii. James Wooding, b. Oct. 28, 1817. 

168 iv. Anson Wooding, b. June 7, 1820. 

169 V. Eliza Wooding, b. March — ^ 1825; d. Feb. 1830. 

71. Harriet* Green (Benjamin,* James,* William,* William' ),b. 
East Haddam, April 30, 1800; m. Dec. 23, 1823, Geo. Nelson 
Blakeslee, b. Sept. 12, 1799, Plymouth, Conn., J and d. Jan. 18, 
1877; she d. Sept. 9, 1885, both at Waterbury, Conn. The chil- 
dren were all b. at Plymouth, now Thomaston, Conn. He was 
son of Samuel and Polly (Selkirk) Blakeslee. He was a farmer. 
They were both members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Children: 

170 i. Geo. Pierpont* Blakeslee, b. Nov. 30, 1824. 

171 ii. Julius Franklin Blakeslee, b. Dec. 4, 1825. 

* This name is somewhat uncommon, it does not appear in Savage^s 
Genealogical Dictionary ^ Durrie^s Index of Genealogies , 18S0, or the first fifty 
volumes of the New Eng, Historic-Genealogical Register, 

t The Peck family were early settlers and residents in New Haven, Conn. 
Some have removed to Wallingford and other neiffhborins^ towns, but many 
are still in the city of New Haven. Eleazer was at Wallingrord, 1670, and Jere- 
miah was m. at Waterbury, 1704, and d. 17^1. 

X There was a Thomas Blakeslee in Hartford as early as 1641. SamueP 
was perhaps his brother, he was at Guilford, 1650; m. Hannah, dau. of Wm. 
Potter, ana had eight children; d. 1672. 

i. John,* b. 165 1 ; m. Grace ; d. 1713. 

i. John,' b. 1676; m. Susanna . Had: Daniel,^ and 5 daus., 

all m. He d. 1751. 
ii. Hannah (Sperry). 

iii. Moses, settled in Waterbury; m. 1702, Sarah Benton. Had 14 
children: i. Moses; 2. Aaron; 3. Abncr; 4. Jesse; 5. Job; 6. 
Sarah; 7. Dinah; 8. Hannah; 9. Phebe; 10. John; 11. Maiah, 

ii. Samuel, Jr., b. 1662; m. 1684, ; removed to Plymouth Conn., or 

as some say to Woodbury. They had 9 children, 
iii. Ebenezer. b. July 17, 1664; m. and had 8 children. 
The ancestry of Samuel Blakeslee is probably among the foregoing. 

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173 iii. Harriet Evaline Blakeslee, b. Feb. 9, 1829; d. April 9, 

173 iv. Louisa Evaline Blakeslee, b. Jan. 3, 1831. 

174 V. Anson Green Blakeslee, b. Nov. 22, 1832; d. Feb. 21, 

17s vi. Caroline Amelia Blakeslee, b. Jan. 15, 1834. 

176 vii. Sarah Tuttle Blakeslee, b. Dec. 24, 1836; d. March 13, 


177 viii. Edward Warren Blakeslee, b. July 24, 1840. 

73. Hannah* Green (Benjamin/ James,* William,* William'), b. 
Jan. 2, 1803, East Haddam; m. Aug. 28, 1825, Daniel Tuttle, b. 
1803, son of Rev. Ezra* Tuttle of Patchogue, L. I. He d. of con- 
sumption, April 26, 1829; she d. March 11, 1855, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

178 i. Caroline Louisa* Tuttle, b. July 2, 1826; d. April 17, 


74. Sarah Wing* Green (Benjamin,* James,* William,* Wil- 
liamM, b. March 27, 1808; m. April 29, 1829, Silvester Tuttle, who 
was D. Sept. 5, 1806, Patchogue, L. I. Was in the hat business 
N. Y. City, then had an extensive coal business in Brooklyn. 
Mrs. Tuttle d. Sept. 21, 1846, at New York. He m. (2) Mav 2, 
1849, Eliza Jane, dau. of Zelotes and Eliza (Atwater) bay,f b. 

iune 27, 1823, of New Haven, Conn., and d. Jime 24, 1905, at her 
ome 494 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. She was prominent in St. 
Johns M. E. Church, the Eastern District Industrial Home, and 
other church and benevolent work. Children: 

181 i. Chas. Henry Tuttle, b. April 30, 1830; d. July 10, 1831. 

182 ii. Ezra Benjamin Tuttle, b. May 3, 1834. 

183 iii. Sarah Jane Tuttle, b. Oct. 18, 1838; d. March 22, 1845. 

75. Anson* Green (Benjamin,* James,* William,* William'), b. 
Aug. 14, 1810, East Haddam; m. May i, 1836, at New York, Lydia 
Poster Moore, who was b. Greenport, L. I., and d. there May 6, 
1837. He m. (2) Mrs. Maria Blackman, who d. and he m. (3) 
at Commerce, Oakland Co., Mich., Nov. 25, 1859 Mary Louisa 
Farr, dau. of Joseph Gamble and Mary Ann (Tibballs) Farr of 
Pompey, N. Y. She moved after his death from Mich, to Ham- 
mondton, N. J. Children: 

* A tradition in the Tuttle family places the first ancestor in Lynn, Mass. 
Ezra, b. Chelsea, Sept. 15, 1704, a mariner, was shipwrecked and settled at 
Patchogue, L. I. He was afterwards a Methodist preacher. His two sons, 
Daniel and Silvester, m. sisters, 73 and 74 in the text. 

t Eliza Atwater Day was descended from David > Atwater, one of the first 
planters of New Haven, Conn.; through his son Jonathan,* b. July 12, i6^6, and 
Ruth Peck, his wife, who had: Jonathan, Jr.,* b. Nov. 4> 1690, who m. (2) Martha 
Bradley, and had: Jeremiah,^ b. Dec. 5, 1734; he was steward of Yale, m. Anna 
Mix, and had: Joseph.* b. May 27, 1790, m. Sarah Thomas. These were the 
parents of Eliza* Atwater, b. June 2, 1704, Mrs. Day in the text. Zelotes was son 
of Joel of New Haven, Conn. He m. Eliza Atwater, July 23, 1817. 


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206 Th4 Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [July, 

184. i. Benjamin Anson* Green, b. March i, 1837, N. Y.; d. 
Tune, 1837. 

185 ii. Matty Minnehaha Green, b. Feb. 17, 1862, Commerce, 


76. Richard William* Green (Richard,* James,* William,* Wil- 
liam'), b. East Haddam, March a8. 1804; m. at New York City, 
Aug. 7, 1828, Charlotte Gleason, dau. of Ebenezer Steele and 
Prudence (Brainerd) Gleason, b. Farmineton, Conn., June 2, 1806. 
E. S. Gleason was b., lived and d. at Parmineton; m. July 25, 
1791, Prudence Brainerd, who was b. at East Haddam, July 31, 
1774; d. June 8, 1811; dau. of Daniel Brainerd* and Prudence 
Gridley, m. June 6, 177 1. Mrs. Charlotte Greene d. July 3, 1829, 
aeed 22, and was buried in the First Church Cemetery, East 
Haddam. R. W. Green m. (2) in 1834, Eliza Bulkley, who wash, 
at Wethersfield, 1802; she d. at Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 17, 1852. 
Mr. Green was prepared for College by Dr. Parsons, but did not 
enter, and in 1833 Yale gave him an honorary A. M. He came to 
N. Y. in 1828, and taught school, removed to Philadelphia in 1832 
and continued the profession of teaching until he d. Feb. i, 1846. 
His widow d. Aucf. 17, 1852. He publi^ed The LittU Reckoner^ 
an Arithmetic^ Algebra. Geometry^ Grammar^ Scholar's Com- 
panion and Revision of Valpfs Patey, He was buried at River- 
side Cemetery. One child: 

186 i. Richard Gleason* Greene, b. June 29, 1829, East Had- 


77. Henry* Green (Richard,* James,* William,* William*), b. 
East Haddam, Sept. 5, 1805. He was the second of the family to 
come to New York, Oct. 1824, his brother William havine come 
in May, and all the family following at different intervals. He 
and his brother William W., in 1826, started the firm of H, & W. 
W. Green, grocers and shipping merchants; another brother, 
Sidney, was taken in sometime after. After the crash of 1837, 
they suffered from the failure and repudiations of southern 
customers mostly at Mobile, where their vessels sailed, and they 
were forced to suspend in 1842, but in time settled with every 
one. He was paymaster in the militia, N. Y. City. Went to 
California in 1849, &i^d remained two years. He went into the 
storage business, Todd Stores, Brooklyn, after his brother retired. 
He was a member of the N. Y. Chess Club. He never m. and d. 
at the residence of his nephew, R. H. Greene, 13 Orient Ave., 
Brooklyn, of pneumonia, April 16, 1886, tmiversally respected and 

78. William Webb* Green (Richard,* Tames,* William,' Wil- 
liam'), b. East Haddam, Marcn 29, 1807; before he was 20 years 
of age he was in business for himself in the City of New York, 
and at forty-nine retired. He m. at 74 Beekman St., New York, 

* The ancestor Daniel * Brainerd, b. Eng., settled Haddam, Conn., 1662; 
had: Daniel* Brainerd^ b. March 2, 1665; his son Daniel* Brainerd, m. Susanna 
Ventres, their son Daniel^ Brainerd, b. Feb. 24, 1722; d. Jan. 10, 1777; was the 
father of Daniel * Brainerd, who m. Prudence Gridley, 1771, and had: Prudence* 
Brainerd, b. July 3, 1774; m. Ebenezer Steele Gleason, parents of Charlotte 
Gleason Green in me text. See note 80, Sidney* Green, below. 

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Aug. lo, 1836, Sarah Ann Todd, dau. of Col. Wm. W. Todd;* she 
was b. June 21, 1813. She was manager of the Graham Institute 
for old ladies in Brooklyn, the Sanitary Fair, and Colored Orphan 
Asylum, New York. She was a devout Christian, uniting early 
with the First Baptist Church, N. Y., and when her husband and 
family united with the Washington Heights Presbyterian Church, 
she united with them. She d. in Brooklyn, while temporarily 
away from her home at Fort Washington, N. Y. City, March 8, 
1883. Mr. Green was director of the Jackson Marine Ins. Co., the 
Anchor Fire Ins. Co., Sherman & Bamsdale Oil Co., and president 
of the Brooklyn Oil Co., and Green Island Oil Co., The North 
Second St. and Middle Village R. R. Co. and treasurer of the 
Brooklyn and Bushwick R. R. Co. He was trustee of the Church 
of the Pilgrims (Dr. R. S. Storrs), and the Washington Heights 
Presbyterian Church (Dr. Chas. A. Stoddard), where he was also 
chosen an elder, but his modesty i>revented his acceptance. When 
he was 20 years old he was commissioned ensign (Dec. 24, 1827) of 
the loth Regt. of Infantry, N. Y., promoted lieutenant Sept. 20, 
1828. and captain Sept. 10, 1833; he declined further promotion. 

Capt. Green was elected for two terms, 1852-5, Alderman 
from the First Ward (Brooklyn Heights), and Associate- Judge, 
Citv Court. He was a Whig, Native American, afterwards Union 
ana Republican. His first vote was for John Quincy Adams, 
Republican, his father and grandfather had been Federalists, but 
that party was dead. 

Alderman Green returned to New York after retiring from 
business in 1856. He was a member of the N. Y. Historical 
Society, Society of the Sons of the Revolution, and War of i8i2.t 

He was the first one to whom his son imparted his plan to 
organize the Mayflower Descendants, but when the meeting took 
place, he was in his last sickness. 

He lived at the time of his death, Dec. 30, 1894, at 235 Central 
Park, West, and was buried in his mausoleum at Riverside 
Cemetery, East Haddam, Conn. Children: 

187 i. William Todd* Greene, b. Jan. 2, 1838; d. May 16, 1847. 

188 ii. Richard Henry Greene, b. June 12, 1839. 

79. James Wilson * Green (Richard,* James,* William,* William'), 
b. li^ch 20, 1809; came to New York from East Haddam; m. 
May I, 1832, Catharine A. Whitney of Albany, N. Y., b. July 27, 
1812; lived N. Y. City, then Richmond, Ind., for seven years, 
then N. Y. until May i, 1846, then Brooklyn, N. Y., where his 
wife d. Aug. 21, 1849; she was dau. of Selleck and Betsey (Knapp) 
Whitney. Selleck was b. Stamford, Conn., June 28, 1779-80; m. 
Tan. 26, 1805-6, Betsey, dau. of Jas. and MafyjfHubbell) Knapp. 
He was son of Daniel and Hannah (Selleck) Whitney (see Wntt- 
ney Gene€Uogy)\ she was dau. of Peter and Martha (Whiting) 

* See Todd Genealoffy^ N. Y., 1867, also Appendix in same; Dnffie Family 
Roosevelt Family^ Herrtng Family and Dodge Family. 

t For other ancestry of W. W. Green see Winslow Memorial^ WM 
Genealogy and Magna Charta Barons and Their Descendants. 

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While in Richmond, Ind., he was President of the village. 
Mr. Green m. (2) Mrs. Grace Hollister of Buffalo, N. Y.; she d. 
1877. He was a lawyer, and active in politics; he and his brother 
William were members of the Order of the American Flag (Know 
Nothings) when James Harper was elected Mayor of New York, 
1844, by the Native Americans. Mr. Green was editor of the 
American Republican^ the party organ. He was elected, by the 
Republicans of New York, Councilman, 1864, '65 and 'dt^ the last 
year he was chosen chairman. He d. Jan. 12, 1890, at Buffalo, 
N. Y., while on a visit to his dau. Anna Katherine Rohlfs. 

189 i. Sarah Elizabeth* Green, b. N. Y. C, Feb. 28, 1833; 
never m.; d. Jan. 18, 1906. 

190 ii. James Frederick Green, b. N. Y. C, Jan. 11, 1835. 

191 iii. Sidney Harper Green, b. Richmond, Ind., July 16, 1843. 

192 iv. Anna Katherine Green, b. Nov. 11, 1846, Brooklyn, 


193 V. Henry Ward Beecher Green, b. July 22^ 1849; d. Sept. 

80. Sidney* Green (Richard,Mames,* William,* William'), b. at 
£ast Haddam, Jan. 2, 181 1. When he came to New York his 
brothers Henry and William took him into their business, chang- 
ing the firm name to Green & Co. He lived in Brooklyn and m. 
there Mary Gleason Deming, dau. of Frederick* and Mary 
(Gleasonf) Deming of that place. May 12, 1846; she was b. in 
Litchfield, Conn., May 8, 1815. He was cotton merchant and 
broker, director of Union Bank, N. Y., also director and cashier 

* John* Deming, the ancestor, m. 1637, Honor, dau. of Richard and Alice 
(Gaylord) Treat. 

Daniel* Deming, b. Wethersfield, about 1652; m. Mary , 1678. 

David' Deming, b. July 20, 1681 ; Harvard College, 1700; m. Mary Brigham; 
was ordained 171 5, and preached at Medwav, Mass. 

David^ Deming, b. Aug. 24, 1700* Middletown, Conn.; m. Mehitable, dau. 
of Henry and Mehitable (Rowley) Chanipion.(a^ 

Julius* Deming, b. April 16, 1755, N. Lyme, Conn.; m. Aug, 7, 1781, Dorothy, 
dau. of Henry and Deborah (Brainard) Champion.(a) He served in the army 
under Col. Champion in the commissary department, and moved to Litchfield. 

Fredericd* Deming, b. Oct 4, i;r87, Litchfield, Conn.; m. Mary, dau. of 
Ebenezer Steele and Prudence (Brainard) Gleason, July 19, 1813; &e was b. 
May 1$, 1796. He d. Sept. i^, i860; she a. March 31, i&q, both at Brooklyn, 
N. Y. He was president of the Union Bank, N. Y. 

t Thos.^ Gleason, the ancestor, was at Watertown, Mass., 1652; Charles- 
town, 1662; m. Susanna . 

Isaac* Gleason, b. 1654; lived at Enfield, was in the Falls fight, 1676, and d. 

Isaac* Gleason, b. 1687; m. 1712, Mary, dau. of John Prior. 

Isaad Gleason, b. 171$; m. Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer Steele of Farmington. 

Ebenezer Steele* Gleason, bap. Dec. 6, 1767; m. July 19, 1813, Prudence 
Brainard. They had: Mary« Gleason, b. May 15, 1796; m. Frederick* Deming, 
and Charlotte* Gleason, b. June 2, 1806; m. Richard W.* Green. 

(a) Henry* Champion, the ancestor, of Saybrook. Conn., 1647* 

Thomat* Champion, b. April, 1656; m. Aue. 23, 1682. Hannah Brockway. 

Henry* Champion, b. May 2, 169^: m. Mehitable Rowley, dau. of Moses, and gr.-daa. of 
Moses and Elizabeth (dau. of Capt. Matthew Fuller) Rowley of East Haddam, Conn. Henry 
and Mehitable Champion had: Mehitable.* who m. David« Deming, and Col. Henrr,* b. Jan. 19, 
1720; m. Deborah Brainard, and had Dorothy* Champion, who m. Aug. 7, i79i, Julias* Deming, 
son of said David* Deming. 

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of the Marine Bank. ' He was trustee of the church of the Pil> 

Sims (Rev. Dr. Storrs), Brooklyn. He d. at his residence, 
onroe Place, Jan. 20, 1878; she d. Nov. 21, 1888. Children: 
194 i. Mary Deming* Green, b. Brooklyn, Feb. 6, 1848. 
19s ii. Prederick Deming Green, b. Brooklyn, July 3, 1850. 

196 iii. Ella Champion Green, b. May 8, 1852, Brookl3m. 

197 iv. Clara Louisa Green, b. Dec. 28, 1855; d. Dec. 28, 1855. 

198 v. Sidney Green, b. Dec. 19, 1856, Brooklyn. 

81. Frederick Warren* Green (Richard,* James,* William,* 
William'), b. East Haddam, Aug. 16, 1813. He was a merchant 
in his native town, and succeeded his uncle Timothy Green as 
postmaster, which ofiBce he held until 1845, when he removed 
to Brooklyn, N. Y. He manufactured cotton twine, later was 
eiigaged in the Brooklyn Oil Co., and finally was president of the 
National Storage Co., N. Y. He m. Mary Gardner Morgan, May 
I, 1838; she was b. Sept. 24, 1815, dau. of Avery* and Jerusha 

erardner) Morgan of Colchester, Conn. She d. Jtme 14, 187 1. 
e d. April 5, 1870, in Brooklyn; both buried at East Haddam, 
Conn. Children: 

199 i. Mary Lydia* Green, b. Oct. 30, 1841, East Haddem. 

200 ii. Eliza Bulkeley Green, b. Aug. 17, 1843; ^- O^*- ^*» 

1844, East Haddam. 

201 iii. Frederick Morgan Green, b. May 16, 1845, Colchester, 


202 iv. Caroline Amelia Green, b. Sept. 18, 1847, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

203 V. Morgan Henry Green, b. Feb. 5, 1850; d. Dec. 16, 1850. 

204 vi. Henry William Green, b. April 13, 1853. 

205 vii. Richard Avery Green, b. March 2, 1855; d. July2i, 1879. 
83. Sarah Ann* Green (Richard,* James,* William,* William*V 
b. April 16, 1819, East Haddam. Some years after her father's deatn 
her mother and she moved to Brooklyn, N. Y. She m. Nov. 16, 
1854, Samuel Canfield Wildman, who was b. March 16, 181 1, Dan- 
buiy. Conn., son of Fairchild and Mary (Canfield) Wildman. 
He united with the Congregational Church, Sept., 183 1; was a 
farmer and director of the Danbury Bank. He m. (i) Sept. 3, 
1835, Laura A. Bostwick, who was b. Aug. 20, 1812, and d. March 
25> 1^53* She had Mary, Samuel, Edgar ana Laura, all deceased, 
only the last married. He d. 1894. Since then Sisurah G. Wild- 
man lived alone in Danbury until her death, April 18, 1908, aged 
89 years. Children: 

206 i. Fannie Louise* Wildman, b. Feb. 21, 1856; d. June 6, 

* James* Morgan, the ancestor, was b. in Wales 1607; came to Roxbury, 
Mass., 1640: m. Mary Hill; his son John,* m. (i) Rachel Dimond; m. (2) wtd. 
Williams, dau. of Lt-Gov. Wm. Jones, and gr.-dau. of Theophilus £aton. 
William,' b. 1693, eldest son of John, m. Mary, dau. of Capt. James Avery, Jr. 
Their eldest son, William, Jr.,* b. June 17, 1723; m. Temperance Avery, and 
had: Wm. Avery* Morgan, m. Lydia Smith. Their son Avery,* m. Terusha, 
dau. of Col. Jonathan Gardner. Mary Gardner* Morgan, their fifth child, m. 
F. W. Green, in the text. Jonathan Gardner was son of John of Gardiner's 
Island; he m. Jerusha Stark, dau. of Silas and Jerusha (Hyde) Stark. (Vide 
Morgan Gen. and Hyde Gen,) 

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^lO The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [July, 

207 ii. Henry Green Wildman, b. Nov. 29, i8c8, 

S4. Nancy* Spencer (Ann Green/ James/ William,* William'), 
b. May 29, 1791, East Haddam; m. Oct. 27, 1819, Thomas Bunce 
of Middletown, Conn., a descendant of Thomas, of Hartford, 1640. 
Two children, neither m., and both d.: 

208 i. Tared^ Bunce. 

209 ii. Nancy Bunce. 

87. Richard Green* Spencer (Ann Green,* James,' William,* 
William'), bap. May 4, 1800, East Haddam; m. Sept. 4, 1825, 
Sophia Lake; he lived in Canada and d. July 29, 1834. I am 
ignorant of this family. 

88. Nancy* Green (Oliver,* James,* William,* William'}, b. 
Cheshire, Mass., Aug. 25, 1798; m. Dec. 11, 1816, Horace Hayaen,* 
b. 1786, son of Nehemiah, b. Dec. 4, 1755, and Sarah (Sill) nayden 
of Essex, Conn. They lived in East Haddem. He was a mer- 
chant and ship builder. She d. July 3, 1822. He m. (2) Oct. 3, 
1824, Esther (Beebe) Paine of Southold, L. I. He d. Aug. 18, 
1840.1 Children: 

210 i. Nehemiah* Hayden, b. March 29, 181 9. 

211 ii. Nancy Green Hayden, b. Oct. 29, 1820. 

212 iii. Horace Hayden, b. May 28, 1822. 

92. Oliver * Green (Oliver,* James,* William,* William'), b. East 
Haddam, Dec. 31, 1805; m. Sept. 21, 1839, at St. Louis, Mo., 
Georgian Marguerite Rohr; she was b. May 20, 1818, at Fred- 
erick, Md., dau. of George (b. April 25, 1793; d. Nov. 4, 1877) and 
Catharine (Koontz) Rohr; she d. Aug. 18, 1866, St. Louis, Mo. 
He was a manufacturer of vinegar, liquor and boat stores, and 
merchant. He d. at St. Louis, Sept. 27, 1875. Two children 
were b. Boonville, Mo., the others all in St. Louis. Children: 

213 i. Cora Willey* Greene, b. Jan. 16, 1841. 

214 ii. Katharine Henrietta Greene, b. April 12, 1843. 

215 iii. Mary Alice Greene, b. Jan. 21, 1846. 

216 iv. Evelyn Adelaide Greene, b. March 19, 1848. 

217 V. Geor^an Lucre tia Greene, b. Jan. 6, 1851. 

218 vi. Fannie Raiford Greene, b. May 6, 1854. 

219 vii. Edward Marshall Greene, b. May 6, 1854; d. Feb. i, 


220 viii. Oliver Herbert Greene, b. Oct. 19, 1857. 

93. LucRETi A Bacon* Green (Oliver,* James,* William,* William'), 
b. March i, 1808, East Haddam; m. June 19, 1831, Dr. Sidney 
Brainerd Willey, b. Stafford, Conn., March 14, 1807, son of Calvin 
and Sally (Brainerd^ Willey; Calvin was son of John Willej, b. 
1 741 (son of Benajan and fcachel Dutton Willey); m. April 30, 
1767, Elizabeth, dau. of John and Elizabeth rWinslow] Marshall, 
the latter was b. Feb. 9, 1741, sister of Ruth Marshall TMrs. James 
Green). John Willey was oif Litchfield, Conn. Calvin was b. at 

* John' Hayden was b. at Lyme. Conn., about 1700; his son was Nehemiah,* 
who had Uriah,' b. Jan. 10, 1732; m. Dec. 2, 1754, Ann Starkey, d. Nov. 24, 1808. 
Nehemiah/ b. Dec. 4, 1^55, m. Sara Sill, d. May 29, 1791; they had Horace 
Hayden who m. Nancy Green. 

t The children of Horace and Esther Hayden were: Geo. W., Wm. Henry, 
Jane M., Henrietta, Luther and Sarah Sill Hayden. 

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I908.) The Greetu Family of Plymouth Colony. 211 

East Haddam^ Sept. 15, 1776, he lived in Tolland Co., was Rep- 
resentative nine years, State Senator, two years, Judge of Probate, 
Presidential Elector, and 1825-1831, U. 'S. Senator. He d. Aug. 
33, 1858. Lucretia Green Willey d. Nov., 1887. Dr. Willejr 
graduated at Yale, 1828, and in medicine, 183 1, practiced medi- 
cine in Brooklyn, N. Y., and d. April 13, 1853. Children: 
321 i. James Marshall* Willey, b. March 35, 1833. 

332 ii. Oliver Green Willey, b. May 15, 1835; d. Jan. 13, 1855. 

333 iii. Sidney Brainerd Willey, Jr., b. Jan. 10, 1837; drowned 

June 38, 1847. 

334 iv. Sarah Lucretia Willey, b. Sept. 17, 1841. 

335 V. Sidney Brainerd Willey, b. Nov. i^, 1853. 

96. Mary Ann* Green (Oliver,* James,* William,* William"), b. 
East Haddam, Nov. 11, 18 16; m. Daniel Brainerd Warner, b. 
East Haddam^ March 34, 1807, son of Daniel and Nancy (Brainerd) 
Warner. He was Brigade-Major and Inspector of Artillery, 
Conn. Major Warner has been Postmaster and Town Clerk, 
East Haddam; Rep. in Conn. Legislature, 1850-1, State Senator, 
1853-3, President of Senate, 1853. He was ship builder and 
merchant. East Haddam; firm in later years D. B, Warner & Son. 
He d. Feb. 35, 1891; his widow d. Feb. 33, 1896. Childbren b. East 
Haddam, except first, b. Clinton, Mich.: 

336 i. Nancy Lucretia* Warner, b. May 17, 1837; d. Jan. 19,1838. 

337 ii. Charles Belden Warner, b. July 38, 1839. 

338 iii. Mary Green Warner, b. Aug. 7, 1843. 

339 iv. Sidney Brainerd Warner, b. Dec. 5, 1848. 

330 V. Geor^an Lucretia Warner, b. April 3, 1853. 

331 vi. Antomette Louisa Warner, b. Sept. 33, 1854. 

08. Maria Theresa* Green (Timothy,* James,* William,* Wil- 
liam*), dau. of Timothy and Mrs. Lucretia (Hathaway) (Knowles*J 
Green, was b. in East Haddam, April si, 1815, was educated 
at Dr. Joseph Emerson's Seminary at Wethersfield, and m. in 
East H!addam, Oct. 14, 1840, Frederick William Shepard, M.D., 
of Essex, Conn. She removed to Hartford with three of her 
children soon after her husband's death, but was making her 
home in Savbrook at the time of her own death, which occurred 
in Hartford, May 4, 1883. Dr. Shepard, who was b. in Plainfield, 
Conn., March 18, 1813, was the son of Job Shepard, farmer, of 
Plainfield, and Azubah Clark of Saybrook, and was descended 
through 'a line of Plainfield and Concord, Mass., farmers from 
Ralph Shepard,t who came from Stephney, England, to Boston in 
1635. Frederick W. was brought up in Saybrook, was graduated 
at the Yale Medical School in 1834, and practiced his profession 
for a brief period at Gale*s Ferry, Conn., and for the remainder 
of his life at Essex, where he a. May 3, i860. The children of 
Dr. and Mrs. Shepard, all b. in Essex, were: 

* By her first marriage Mrs. Timothy Green was mother of Philo Knowles, 
a sea captain, who d. of yellow fever in the Gulf of Mexico; and Augusta 
Freeman Knowles, who lived in the family with her half sisters and brother 
until she m. late in life, Daniel W. Norton, a prominent citizen of Suffield, Conn. 

t A small volume on Ralph Shi^ard, PurUan, was privately printed in 
1893, by Ralph Hamilton Shepard of New Haven, N. Y., son of the late Sidney 
Shepard of Buffalo, N. Y. 

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212 Th4 Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [July, 

333 i. Maria Green* Shepard, b. April 14, 1843. 

333 ii. Catherine Tyler Shepard, b. May 33, 1844; d. May 6, 

1846, Essex. 

334 iii. Frederick Job Shepard, b. Jan. 33, 1850. 
33s iv, Charlotte Lewis Shepard, b. Aug. 17, 1854. 
236 V. John Woodruff Shepard, b. July 18, 1858. 

09. Catharine Lucretia* Green (Timothy,* James,* William,* 
WilliamO* b. Bast Haddam, Aug. 14, 1819; m. Captain Henry 
Selden Tyler, b. Haddam, Nov. 19, 1815, son of Selden and 
Sarah (Randall) Tyler. They lived at East Haddam, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and Brifi^hton, Pa., where he d. Sept. 19, 1859. 
He was a sea captain. She lived in Hartford, Conn., the latter 
part of her life and d. there Sept. 36, 1887. Children: 

337 i. Elate Green* Tyler, b. May 13, 1848, East Haddam. 

338 ii. Henry Whitney Taylor, b. March 6, 1850, East Haddam. 

339 iii. Francis Tyler, b. Nov. 11, 1856, Brookljm, N. Y.; d. 

April 16, 1857. 
100. Timothy Franklin* Green (Timothy,* James,* William,* 
William*), son of Timothy and Lucretia (Hathaway) JKnowles) 
Green, was b. in East Haddam, Oct. 11, 1831, was eaucated at 
Bacon Academv, Colchester, and after a brief enraeement in the 
manufacture of i^ubber gooas in Colchester went West, spending 
the greater part of his life in Maiden, 111., in lumber and ^ain 
business. He served during the Civil War in the 139th Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry. His last years were passed as clerk in the 
Pension Office at Washington. He was prominent as a Sunday 
school worker and as a Mason, and in Washington he was a deacon 
and a much beloved member of the First Congregational Church. 
He did a great deal of missionary work, had charge of a church in 
Kansas for a year. He was a member of the Masonic Veterans 
and of Pent^phia Lodge; State lecturer, editor of the Mystic 
Star, He was a fine musician and belonged to many musical 
clubs during his life, but especially used his talent in Christian 
service. He m. in New London, Conn., Dec. 30, 1845, Sarah Maria, 
dau. of Lemuel and Maria Ann (Dowd) Raymond, b. May 35, 
1834. He d. in Washington, Feb. 14, 1895.* Mrs. Green d. in 
Maiden, 111., Aug. 37, 1896. Their children were: 

340 i. Carolme Amelia* Green, b. Nov. 8, 1846, East Haddam. 

341 ii. Timothy Franklin Green, b. Oct. 14, 1849, East Haddam. 
343 iii. Catherine Maria Green, b. Dec. 30, 1854, Colchester, 

Conn.; d. Jan. 39, i860. Maiden, 111. 

343 iv. William Raymond Green, b. Nov. 9, 1856, Colchester. 

344 V. Charles Dudley Green, b. Nov. 36, i860. Maiden. 

345 vi. Henry Sidney Green, b. Aug. 17, 1864, Maiden. 

346 vii. Sarah Ann Green, b. Aug. 30, 1868, Maiden. 

347 viii. Ida Augusta Green, b. Dec. 3, 1869, Maiden. 

* Mr. Green was a great favorite in his native town, which was shown 
when he was called to preside at the Centennial celebration of the church, in 
Oct, 1894. He contracted a cold at that time, which resulted in his death a few 
months aiterwards. Mrs. Green was b. in Norwich, Mass. (now Huntington). 
The family moved from there to Stockbridge, Mass., and thence to New 
London, Conn. 

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1908.] Record of Marriages. 2 1 3 


By Ephraim Hubbell, Justice of the Peace in the North 

Society of New Pairfield, at the Time of all the 

FOLLOWING Marriages, but now the Town of 

Sherman, Conn. 

From Wm. A. Eardblby-Thomas, 

1746, Oct. 12. Joseph Eastman & Phebe Henrise, both of New 

Pairfield, Conn. 
Oct. 20. Joseph Congar & Hannah Pepper, both of New 

Joshua Cosens & Susannah Ellit. 
George Derie & Abiah Ginks. 
William Browning & Patience Mosher. 
Daniel Mosher & Ann Inwitt, both of the Oblong. 
Sam»* Arnold & Dorithy Comstock. 
Nathan Nobles of New Milford & Mary Gray of 

New Pairfield. 
Benjam Wells & Sarah Atwood. 
Ebenezer Seley & Eliner Bams. 
Samuel Cary & Susanna Page. 
John Maps & Lediah Cossons. 
John Bennit & Abigil HoUister. 
Ebeneaer Wright & Mercy Leach. 
Job Lake & Desire Ginnins. 
Abraham Heneris & Elizabeth Wonzer. 
William Makfield & Betty Tenk. 
Ebenezer Seleye & Hannah Hungerford. 
Amos Leach & Deborah Wonzer, both of New 


1753, April 11. Gideon Prindle of New Milford & Lottis Towner 

of New Pairfield. 

1754, June 13. Joseph Vaughan & Rebecca Towner, both of 

New Pairfield. 
Oct. 31. Enoch Stilson of New Milford & Preelove Stil- 
son of New Town. 

1755, Sept. 23. David Wellow & Hepsibah Hubbell, both of 

New Pairfield. 
1753, Oct — . Robart Nicols & Anne Hurd. 

1755, Nov. 27. Nehemiah Bardsle & Sarah Bardsle. 

1756, July 13. David Bamum & Anna Towner, both of New 

Peb. 5. James Pardee & Anna Wheeler. 
Dec. 9. Sam* Gregory & Abigail Hall of New Pairfield. 

1757, Jan. 4. Silas Hill & Sarah Leach. 

1747, July 

1748, Feb. 





1749, Jan. 



1750, Tan. 17. 

1751, March II. 

175a, Oct 





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1757, March 16. 





1758, Feb. 


1759, April 


1760, Jan. 




1761, May 


176a, Feb. 






1 763, Jan. 




1765, Oct. 






1766, Jan. 






1767, Nov. 

1768, June 

1769, April 

1770, Nov. 

1771, Nov. 
1773, Marcb 





1 3. 



1773, Jan- 


Benjamin Barss & Abigail Barrit, at ye Meet* 
ing House in y* South Society. 

Hezekiah Olde of Stratfield & Rebak Bardsle of 
New Fairfield. 

Tho* Northrup & Joanna Leach, both of New 

Tho* Knap of Norfolk & Lowis Bass of New 

Henery Burchance & Zurviah Hall, both of New 

Bphraim Quimby of Pattin(?) & Elisabeth Pep- 
per of New Fairfield. 

John Leach & Martha Wonser, both of New 

John Maine of Stoning Town & Hannah Prindle 
of New Fairfield. 

Ephraim Leach & Dorithy Benit, both of New 

Mr. Peter Eastman & Esther Laine. 

Nathan Bamum & Lois Wheeler, both of New 

Nathaniel Hays & Lydia Mapes. 

David Prindle & Jemima Leach of New Fair- 

John Smith & Zurviah Page, both of New Fair- 

Gaions Smith & Keziah Gage. 

Enoch Peck & Mary Graves of New Fairfield. 

David Stevens & Bamum, both of New 


Shadrach Hubbell & Hannah Moger, both of 
New Fairfield. 

Simeon Leach & Elizabeth Prindle. 

Abell HoUister of New Fairfield & Abigail 
Chambers of New Town. 

Jonathan HoUister & Elizabeth Wording. 

Amos Hoigg & Lydia Hoigg. 

Ebenezer Stevens & Silence Bamum, both of 
New Fairfield. 

John Prindle & wid. Leach. 

Joseph Morgan & Mary Pag]^. 

John Sturdivent & Joanna Conger. 

William Thorn & Matha Hoigg. 

Edward Ritchards & Lidea Page. 

Samuel Marsh of New Milford & Merriam Leach. 

John Marsh of New Milford & Abigail Wonzer 
of New Fairfield. 

John Leach & Hannah Page. 

Amasa Hungerford & Elizabeth Seelye. 

Timothy Bamum & Thankful HoUister, both of 
New Fairfield. 

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1774, Oct. 




1908.] Record of Marriages 215 

Ruben Cran (or w) of Ridgefield & Mary Touner 
of New Fairfield. 

Abel Cozer & Mary Moeer, both of New Pair- 
field. ^ 

Eleazer Bennidict of Danbury & Ruth HoUister 
of New Fairfield. 

Caleb Pitts & Esther Sturdivent. 

John Gould of Fairfield & Elisabeth Sturdevant 
of New Fairfield. 
i775yPeb. 2. Joel Conger & Anna Hollister^ both of New 
Feb. 17. Enos Peck & Anna Marsh, both of New Fair- 

1776, Jan. I. Ichabod Leach of New Fairfield & Ruth Marsh 

of New Milford. 
July 3. Zephen^ Briggs & Patience Nuton. both of New 

Oct. 25. John Page of Williams Town & Rebecca Porter 

of New Fairfield. 

1777, March 3. Jeremiah Hackston & Rhoda Akins, both of 

Dutchess County. 
May 27. Seth Bamum of Danbury & Abigail Bass of 

New Fairfield. 

Nathaniel Howland & Akin, both of Oblong. 

George Higgins & Patience Mapes, both of New 

Mr. Jonathah Page & Johanah Northrup. 
Nathan Turrill of New Milford & Dorithy Phelps 

of New Fairfield. 
Paul Wildman of Farming Town & Phebe East- 
man of New Fairfield. 
Jeams Gregory & Lowis Rindle, both of New 

Will" G. Hubbell & Abigail Hyat. 
James Read of Judea & Martiia Smith of New 

Stephen Pepper, jr., & Esther Wonzer. 
Barnard Carpenter & Mabell Grannis. 
Toseph Barlow & Esther Orsborn. 
Tames Hazard & Martha Gold. 
Nathaniel Fuller & Deborah Moger. 
Bamibas Wileman & Lowis Page. 
Elijah Conger & Martha Leach. 
William Smith & Silence Pepper, widow. 
Samuel Cook & Polly Wright. 
Capt. Joseph Giddings & wid. Elisabeth Kelley. 

Harvey & wid. Cone. 

Zadack Pratt & Hannah Pickit. 

Abel Lampher & Hannah Knap. 

Jabiz Elwell & Dorcas Bamum. 

(toni) & Hannah Row. 

Kosill Lamphear & Elizabeth Lamphear. 





1778, Feb. 












1779,. Dec. 






1780, March 30. 



1781, March 7. 




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1783, March 19. 

1783, Feb. 



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Record of Marriages, 


1783, Sept. ao. 

1783, (torn) 25. 

1784, Feb. 19. 
April 12. 
Jan. II. 
Aug. 12. 
Nov. 18. 
Dec. 28. 

1785, April 14. 
April 15. 
April 20. 
April 20. 
April 20. 
Sept. 28. 
Oct. 10. 

1786, Jan. 8. 
Jan. 19. 
Feb. 28. 
March 15. 

May I. 

May 25. 

June 21. 

une 22. 

June 39. 

Oct. 30. 

Nov. 12. 

Nov. 13. 

Nov. 22. 

1787, Feb. — . 
March 25. 

April 12. 

Will"" Gold & wid. Pitts. 

(torn) Morrison & Hannah (torn) of Newbury. 

Amos Hubbell & Lucy Holms.* 

John Orsbom & Betsey Hollister. 

Fownal Deming & Abigail Hubbell. 

Alex*' Stuart, Esq., & wid. Zurviah Wright. 

Ruben Cran (or w) & Rua Day. 

Seth Gk>rham & Mille Dunk. 

Seth Pepper & Azuba Leach. 

John Durgee & Hannah Conger, both of New 

Amos Northrup & ^urviah Hungerford. 
John Hendrick & Anne Bamum. 
John Leach, Jr., & Uranah Hall. 
Ethel Bums & Griswold Hunt of New Milford. 
Henery Hatch & Amanda Hubbell. 
Bliakim Andrus & Aniss Nickerson. 
Stephen Benitt & Elizabeth Leach^ both of New 

Alfred Branson of New Milford & Hannah 

Elliott of Dover & Liviney Stewart of New 

Samuel Godfree of Fairfield & Clarice Fairchild 

of New Fairfield. 
Jacob Odle of Manchester & Rebecca Erbs (or 

Erls) of New Fairfield. 
James Quimbe & Hannah Burduff. 
Samuel Underbill of Dosset & Annis Barns. 
Charles Barns & Mercy Leach. 
John Benedict of Danbury & Rhamah Phelps of 

New Fairfield. 
Will"* French & Lucee Hatch of New Fairfield. 
John Worner & Abigail Stevens^ both of New 

Asa Brunson of New Milford & Elizabeth Hatch 

of New Fairfield. 
Abraham Seeman of Dover & Lucindiah Gid- 

gions of New Fairfield. 
Nath*^ Loomis of Washington & Anna Moger of 

New Fairfield. 
Seth Seovel & Abiah Conrer of New Fairfield. 
Elihu Steuart & Eunice Wright, both of New 

Amos Leach & Helind Pepper of New Fairfield. 

^ Amos Hubbeir who m. 1783,. Lucy Holms, was a son of £phi:aim Hubbell, 
the Justice of the Peace, who m. Uie foregoine 144 couples, ana before his mar- 
riage had been a soldier in the Revolution. His widow, in making application 
for pension in 183&,. sent to the Pension Office at Washinjgton, the original 
record of the foregoing marriages to prove her own marriage. In 1878, the 
Pension Office returned the said original record to the New Fairfield Town 
Clerk, and in April, 1885, they were in his safe, but have since disappeared. 

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i9o8,] New York Gleanings in England, 217 

1787, April 19. Eph" Conger & Experience Eastman. 

June 27. Rusel Wing of Quaker Hill & Nancy Fields of 

New Fairfield. 
July I. Jobe Hurlbut & Margit Hungerford, both of 

New Fairfield. 

1788, Jan. 10. Hubbard Barlow & Polly Hubbell, both of New 


Feb. 10. Henery Stevens of Fredrikburg & Experience 
Hatch of New Fairfield. 

Feb. 17. Isaac Northrup & Urana Hubbell of New Fair- 

Feb. — . Gabriel Sherwood & Johannah Sunderlin of New 

April 13. Hail Lum of New Milford & Mary Prindle of 
New Fairfield. 
1790, Feb. 18. William Bostwick & Mary Beams of New Fair- 

Nov. 7. Daniel Leach & Lois Lacey, both of New Fair- 

Nov. 7. Gideon Draper & Dircus(?) HoUister, both of 
New Fairfield. 

Nov. 23. Abraham Talman & OUive Dugliss of Pishkills. 
i79i,Jan. 25. Ebenezer Hollister & Phebe Pepper, both of 
New Fairfield. 

Including " Gleanings," by Henry F. Waters, not before printed. 

Contributed by Lothrop Withinoton, 

30 Little Rnsfell St., W. C. London. 

(Continued from Vol. XXXIX.. p. 46 of the Rbcord). 

Edward Amhurst of Annapolis Royal in America, Esqnire, 
but now residing in Cecil Street in the Strand in the County of 
Middlesex. Will 5 June, 1754; proved 25 June, 1754. All to my 
wife Mary Amhurst of Annapolis Royal. Executors: my wife 
Mary Amhurst and my friends Phillip Bromfield and Thomas 
Blanure of Lombard Street, London. Testator being seized with 
a paralytic stroke put his mark. Witnesses: E. Winniett, J. Mor- 
gan, P. Monson. Penfold, 157. 

William Cosby, Esq., Governor of New York and New Jer- 
sey in America. Will 9 March 1735-6; proved 3 Tulv, 1739. The 
tract of land purchased of the Germans callea tne Manor of 
Cosby on both sides of the Mohaeke River in Albany County to 

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2 1 8 New York Gleanings in England, [July, 

my two sons William and Henry. One third part of my lands 
in Rochester in Ulster County and the mines there to my wife 
Grace Cosby and the other two parts to my said two sons. My 
House and ground in Soho Square, London to my wife. My 
house at St. Leonards Hills and lands adjoining to my wife for 
life and at her decease to my son William. Residuary Legatee 
and Executrix: My wife Grace Cosby. Witnesses: James De 
Lancey, John Pelton, Charles Williams, Will Cosby, Joseph Mur- 
ray. Henchman, 145. 

Abraham Duane, Commander of his Majestjr's Sloop, the 
Beaver. Will 3 January 1767; proved 28 August 1767. Sole Leg- 
atee and Executor: my Brother Cornelius Duane of the City of 
New York in North America. Witnesses: Richard Wells, David 
Hunter, George Dawford. Proved by William Neate, attorney 
for Cornelius Duane now residing at New York in North Amer- 
ica. Legard, 303. 

Augustine Gordon of St. Johns Wappen, county of Middlesex, 
Chyrurgeon being now bound out in a voyage to sea. Will 2 
November 1705; proved 8 December 17 12. All my lands and 
estate in America I give to my wife Margarett for life and then 
at her decease to my son William Grordon. Residuary Legatee 
and Executrix: my wife Margaret. Witnesses: Joseph Haden in 
Wapping, Margaret Mearillon in Wapping near the Hermitage, 
Ephraim Bromwich, Scrivener in Virginia Street. 

Barnes, 235. 

Hector Mackenzie, late of the Town of Bath on the Cohorton 
River in the County of Steuben and state of New York in the 
United States of North America, but now living at No. 63 
Hatton Garden, county Middlessex, Esq. Will 16 October 1802; 

? roved 5 Aueust 1807. To William MacCra of Cree Bridge in 
ounty of Kirkubright, Galloway, Esq., and Daniel mlson 
Davison of Clements Inn, Grentleman, all lands in the County of 
Steuben, opposite Mud Creek, formerly surveyed for Benjamin 
Patterson, two lots in Township No. 4, formerly surveyed by 
William Kersey, land in Township No. 5, surveyed by William 
Kersey for Hector Mackenzie which were confirmed by in- 
dentures made in September 1800 between Charles Williamson 
of Bath and me, also tract of land in Township No. 6 abutting 
on Crooked Lake, by an indenture made by Peter Faulkener of 
East Town in Pennsilvania, also land from William Dunn of 
Bath and land from Charles Cameron, also a messuage in Morris 
street in Bath, land from Finlay McClure, and all my money and 
goods in trust for my wife Diana, during her lifetime, and then 
after her decease for my children, to be equally divided among 
them when 21. Executors in trust of my will and guardians to 
my children: the said William McCra and Daniel Wilson Davison. 
Witnesses: F. Grogerly 2 Mount Roe, Lambeth, Elizabeth Mac- 
kenzie, Wandsworth Road, H. M. O. Mackenzie, same place. 

Lushington, 685. 

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i908.] Th£ Sands Family, 219 

William Smith. Will March 5 1755; proved 3 May, 1756. To 
James Skinner Esq. Sir, immediately after my decease its my 
desire that you and Mr. Adrian Philips become possessors of 
mv shallop Charming Peggy of Bonacord. I charge my estate 
with the payment of two hundredweight of refined wax to Doctor 
Robert JefiEreys, ditto to Mr. Tobias Lisle. What Mr. Lewis 
Voss is indebted to me I forgive him. To "Crony 12 cans of 
snch money as he chooses." My slave Angella I make free and 
give her tot her sole use my slave man Thomas and my slave 
woman Domingo. I give my slave woman Tombang to Leestia, 
Rest of my eoods to be remitted to Johnson and Fothergill, 
Merchants of London for the benefit 01 my friends. Executors: 
Governor Mr. Skinner and Mr. Adrian Phillips and all accounts 
depending between you (Mr. Skinner) Mr. Louree and my self I 
refer to you settling. At Bracoe Port in presence of Robert 
Jefferys, Daniel Crony. Glazier, 150. 


Contributed by F. C. L. Bbck. 

The following record, apparently made by Joshua Sandstone 
of the early merchants of the City of New York, appears upon an 
old paper now preserved by one of his descendants, and will be 
of interest to the many members of that named family, who now 
reside in this city. The notes contained in parenthesis do not 
appear in the ancient paper but were from the records of St. 
Ann's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., or elsewhere among family 

Josh* Sands, youngest son of John Sands of Queens County, 
Long Island, b. at Cow Neck, the 12 day of Oct., 1757; confirmed 
by Bishop Provoost, 20 Oct., i79i, (Died in Brooklyn, Sept. 13, 

Ann Ayscough, daughter of Dr. Richard Ayscough of the 
City of New York, was b. in New York the 5 day of Jan., 1761; 
confirmed as above. (Died in Brookljm, July 17, 1851.) 

Josh* Sands and Ann Ayscough were m. by the Rev. Mr. 
Moffatt at the house of Col. Wm. Malcolm, Wallkill, County of 
Ulster, on the 9 day of March, 1780. (Their children were:) 

Ann Moore Sands was b. at Rhinebeck, in the County of 
Dutchess, on the i day of Jan., 1781; bap. by Mr. Moffatt; con- 
firmed as above. (Marriea Fanning Cobham Tucker, July 11, 
1804; d. , 1833.) 

Richard Ayscough Sands was b. at Dr. Van Wyck's at Fish- 
kill, Mondav the 7 of April, 1783; bap. by Mr. Moffatt. (Buried 
St. Ann's Church, March 12, 181 8.) 

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Grace Sands was b. in New York the 39 day of Nov^ 1784; 
was bap. the 19 day of Dec. following, by the Rev. Mr. Beach; 

fodmothers: Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Maher; godfather: Mr. Wm. 
lalcolm; d. Feb. 13, 1793, at 8 o'clock, a. m. 

Elizabeth Sands was b. in New York the 20 day of Sept., 1786, 
and was bap. Sunday, the 15 day of Oct. following, by the Rev. 
Mr. Beach; godmother: Mrs. Malcolm. (Married Edward 
Trenchard, U. S. N., Feb. 3, 1814.) 

William Malcolm Sands was b. March 9, 1788, at Brooklyn, 
in Kings County, and was bap. by the Rev. Mr. Wright, on Sun- 
day the 30th following; godfathers: General William Malcolm, 
Mr. Peter McDougall; godmother: Mrs. Malcolm. (Married 
Elizabeth Breese; a May 12, 1866.) 

Sarah Ann Sands was b. Saturday, 27 day February 1790, 
at Brookl3m, Kings County, and was bap. bv the Rev. Mr. Wright, 
on Sunday, 21st day March following; Richard Moore Ayscough, 
godfather; Mrs. Barron and Miss Latouche, godmothers. (Mar- 
ried Thomas March, Sept 28, 1808; buried St. Ann's Church, 
Nov. 28, i860.) 

Matilda Caroline Sands was b. at Brooklyn (K. C), on Mon- 
day, March 5, 1792, and was bap. 29, s* m^ by the Rev. Mr. 
Rattoon; godmothers: Miss Fanny Malcolm, Miss Matilda 
Cruger; godfather, Mr. James Cornwall. (Buried St. Ann's 
Church, March lo, 1822.) 

Joshua Rattoon Sands was b. at Brooklyn, May 13, 1795, ^^^ 
bap. by Rev. Dr. Nesbitt; spon.: Elijah D. Rattoon and H. Sands, 
(lie m. (i) Mary Stevens; (2) Harriet Stevens; (3) Eliza Ann 
Crook.) (Died 1883, Rear-Admiral, U. S. N.) 

Grace Augusta, b. 28 Feb., 1797. (Married Joseph Henshaw.) 

Samuel Bayard Malcolm, b.'i2 July, 1799. (Married Madaline 
Middagh, Nov. 9, 1825; buried Sept. 17, 1832.) 
John Cornwall, b. 31 July, 1801; d. 14 Jan., 1804. 
Harriet Ayscough, b. Oct. 10, 1803; d. unm. 


March ioth, 1908. 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday. 
March loth, 1908, at 4.45 P. M., the President being in the Chair. 

Present: Messrs. Bowen, Drown e, Eliot, Gibson, Morrison, Mott, Totten 
and Wright. 

The minutes of the last stated meeting were read, and on motion, duly 
seconded, approved. 

The Secretary then read a letter from Mrs. Helen M. Dwight thanking the 
Society for the engrossed memorial of the late President Dwight. and also a 
letter of Mr. Archibald Rogers, withdrawing his resignation. 

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The Treasurer then read a statement of the several funds to date and 
reported the purchase of one New York City ^%% Bond, debited to the 
Permanent Fund. 

On motion, duly seconded, it was resolved that the invested portion of the 
Reserve Fund be transferred to the Building Fund, increasing said fund to 
about $4,ooo/x>. 

The Chairman of the Executive Committee then reported the recent 
changes in some of the tenants of the building, and as Chairman of the Building 
Committee, reported that owin^ to the fact that only $^,900.00 was available in 
cash to finance a transaction of some $65,ooo/)o; that the present annual rental 
value of the new property would be about $2,750.00, and the total estimated cost 
of maintenance and interest would be $4,012.^2, acquiring the adjoining 
premises would result in an annual deficit of $i,2<Sa.32, which would have to be 
met by the Society. It was accordingly the unanimous opinion of the Com- 
mittee that no steps be taken to acquire the adjoining premises until 
the available cash assets be increased to $20,000.00. He further read a letter 
from the real estate agent in regard to the method of acquiring the adjoining 
premises and financing the operation by mortgages. 

On motion, duly seconaed, it was resolved that the report and recom- 
mendations of the Building Committee be accepted and adopted. 

The Chairman of the Publication Committee then stated that Volume IV 
of the Society Collections would soon be completed and the Publication Com- 
mittee were authorized to expend up to $600.00 in issuing same. 

The President then announced the proposed speakers and their subjects 
for the March, April and May meetings of the Society. 

On motion, duly seconded, it was resolved that the next regular meeting of 
the Trustees be postponed from the second Tuesday to the third Mondav in 
May, and there being no further business, the meetmg was on motion, auly 
seconded, adjourned. 

March 13TH, 1908. 

A Reticular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday, March 13, 1908, at 
8.30 P. M., the President bein^ in the Chair. The Executive Committee 
reported the election of the following Annual Members:— Henry Trumbull 
Bronson, George Austin Morrison, Leon Nelson Nichols, Mrs. Elwood Osbom 

The President then introduced Mr. William Macdonald, Ph.D., LL.D., 
Professor of American History at Brown University, who proceeded to address 
the meeting on the subject of **]ohn Neal, Literary Critic 

At the close of the lecture, it was on motion, duly seconded, resolved that 
the thanks of the members and guests present be extended to the speaker for 
his entertaining and instructive lecture, and there being no further business 
the meeting was on motion, duly seconded, adjourned. 

April ioth, 1908. 

A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Fridav, April loth, 1908, at 
8.30 P. Ai., the President being in the Chair. The Executive Committee 
reported the election of the following Life Member: — Henry Richard Taylor; 
and of the following Annual Members: — Murray Whiting Ferris, Edmund 
Hendricks, JefiEerson M. Levy, Mrs. Charles Stewart Maurice, Robert C. Ogden, 
Edward Truex Piatt, Jordan Jackson Rollins, Henry Woodward Sackett, 
Laurence Eugene Sexton, Arthur Outram Sherman and Robert Talmadge. 

The President then introduced Mr. William Webster Ellsworth, who 
addressed the meeting on the subject of "Arnold and Andr^, the Story of the 
Treason," illustrated with stereopticon views. 

At the close of the lecture it was on motion, duly seconded, resolved that 
the thanks of the members and guests present be extended to the speaker for 
his interesting and instructive lecture, and there being no further business the 
meeting was on motion, duly seconded, adjourned. 


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May 8th, 1908. 

A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday evening, May 8th, 
1908, at 8.45 o'clock. Mr. Tobias A. Wright, the Second Vice-President being in 
the Chair. 

The Executive Committee reported the election of the following mem- 
bers:— Life Members: Gustav Amsinck, James Benedict, Edward Motley 
Weld. Annual Members: Mrs. Albro Akin, Rev. John Betts Calvert, D.D., 
Heth Lorton, Edward Bunnell Phelps, Maj. Harmon Pumpelly Read, Arthur 
Charles Rounds, Philip Henry Waddell Smith, William Alexander Smith. 
Charles Wadhams Stevens, Mrs. Thomas S. Strons^, Erastus Theodore Tefft, 
Allen Mason Thomas, M.D., Theodore Newton Vail, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rens- 
selaer, Mrs. William Leslie Van Sinderen, George Henry Warren, John L Wat- 
erbury, Mrs. Levi Candee Weir, Alexander McMillan Welch, Horace White, 
Richard Henry Williams, Lucius Kellogg Wilmerding, Edwin Dean Worces- 
ter. Corresponding Member: Henry Juason Galpin, to represent Chenango 
County, New York. 

Miss Mary V. Worstell, the speaker of the evening was then introduced 
and gave a lecture on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence,** 
illustrated with stereopticon views. 

At the conclusion of the lecture, the thanks of those present was extended 
to the speaker for her interesting and instructive talk. Tnere being no further 
business, the meeting was on motion, duly seconded, adjourned. 

May i8th, 1908. 

A Joint Meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the Executive Committee 
was held on Monday, May 18, 1908, at 4 P. M., the President being in the Chair. 

Present: Messrs. Bowen, Eliot, Field, Gibson, Morrison, Mott, Pell, 
Tatten, Van Norden, Walker and Wright. 

The minutes of the last stated meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the 
Executive Committee were respectively read and on motions, duly seconded, 
respectively approved. 

The Treasurer then read a statement of the financial condition of the 
Society to date, upon which current apfjropriations were based, and the 
Publication Committee was authorized and instructed to prepare the Index for 
Volume XXXIX of Thb Record when complete. The regular monthly 
accounts were then read, audited and approved, and the Treasurer authorized 
to pay same. 

The resignation of Lewis D. Burdick, as Corresponding Member for 
Chenango County, New York, was received and acceptea with regrets. 

On motion, duly seconded, it was resolved that Life Membership and 
Entrance Fees to the amount of $52oxx> be transferred to the Permanent Fund. 

The Chairman of the Executive Committee then reported the leases 
entered into with new tenants in the building and the terms thereof, the 
statement of membership, showing a gain of 30 for the five months of the 
fiscal year, amounting to the sum of $525, and a statement of Thb Record 
subscriptions and monies derived therefrom; a statement of the room and hall 
rents received; a statement of full sets and back numbers of The Record 
sold; a statement of Dutch Church Marriages and Baptisms sold; a statement 
of Record Subject Indices sold; a statement of Pedigree Charts sold, and of 
Duplicates of the Library sold, all of which in detail were annexed to the 
minutes of the meeting. He further reauested that the Treasurer be authorized 
and instructed to transfer to the Building Fund, the 4 U. S. Steel Bonds, ao 
shares of U. S. Rubber ist Pref. and 4 New York City 4^^ Bonds, aggregating 
$4400.00, and to the Permanent Fund the U. S. Steel Bond and 3 New York 
City ^}i% Bonds, aggregating $8ooxx>, which was on motion, duly seconded, so 

He stated that the total invested funds then amounted to $5,2oox)0, netting 
the Society an annual income of $316.50. 

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The question of the present securities, consisting of bonds and stocks, being 
proper investments for the funds of the Society being discussed, it was the 
unanimous opinion of the Trustees present that such investments were proper 
and legal under the Charter of the Society, inasmuch as the sums invested 
were not specifically donated or acquired as guardianship or testamentary 
trust funds. 

The Chairman of the Executive Committee then reported certain alterations 
and improvements to the buildine, and certain negotiations with prospective 
new tenants, which were approved and left to his discretion. 

It was on respective motions, duly seconded, resolved that the Society do 
not acquire the copy of Records of First Baptists Church at Fleming, New 
York; that the Society present the California Genealc^ical Sodetv with the last 
5 volumes of The Record, as a gift to build up ue new collection of that 
Society; that the Treasurer pay all fixed charges and current expenses during 
tJie summer, as audited and approved by the Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee; that the office and library be closed on Saturdays at i P. M. during the 
months of June, July, August and September, that the summer vacations of 
the Assistant-Libranan and of the Curator be the same as last year; that the 
librarv be closed for cleaning during the vacation of the Assistant-Librarian, 
and that the Editor of The Record be a committee of one to examine into 
and report in regard to publishing a continuation of the Dutch Church Records 
of New York City, from 1800-1850. 

There being no further business, the meeting was on motion, duly seconded, 


Postley, Col. Clarence Ashley, of 817 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 
son of Gen. Brooke Postley, was born in New York, Feb. 9, 1849. ^^ ^^^ 
elected an Annual Member of The New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society Nov. i^, 1903. He died May 28, 1908. His wife and a daughter 
survive him. He was graduated from West Point in 1870, and was assigned to 
the Artillery branch of the army. Saw service in Florida in 1870-1872. Was 
Assistant-Professor of Mathematics at West Point, 1873-1878. Resigned from 
the service in 1883, with the rank of Lieutenant of Artillery in the Regular 
Arm^. He also served on the staff of his father with the rank of Colonel of 
Engineers. In 1874 he married Mar^ret Sterling of Bridgeport, Conn. This 
lady's ancestnr dates back to the earliest Colonial days of Connecticut, and her 
family has always been one of the most substantial in the State. Colonel 
Postley was not engaged in any business, his time being occupied in the care 
of his father's estate. He possessed a valuable library, relating largely to the 
military history of this country. He was an enthusiastic yachtsman. Was at 
one time Commodore of the Larchmont Yacht Club and was the recipient of a 
large number of prizes for victories in many yacht races. He was also a 
member of nearly all the leading yacht clubs as well as the Union Leaeue, 
University, Manhattan, Riding, Players, United Service and the Country Club 
of Westchester County. He was also a patron of the Metropolitan Museum of 
Art. He resided a great deal in Paris and was on here for a short visit when 
he died. 

Stone, Col. William Leete, A.B., A.M., LL.D., an ex-member of The 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died on Thursday, June 11, 
1908. He was a member of this Society during the year 1896. Amongst the 
publications of which the late Col. Stone was a collaborator m translation and 
which work was of great genealogical interest was the translation of the Dutch 
Records of New York City, and it may be of interest to state that his associates 
in this literary production were all members of The New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society. Three of his most important works were: The Life 
and Times of Sir William Johnson^ Bart; Burgoyne's Campaign and St, 
Ledger's Expedition^ and History of Washington County, New York, 

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Maris. — Among the first settlers of Hudson and Bergen Cos., N. J., 
appears the name of Jury Maris — an Englishman, Tury Maris also owned 
land at Schraalenburfl^h. In 1723 (16 April) a Turran Nlorris was requested by 
Cornelius Haring and Barent Nonel (both of Tappan), executors of the will of 
John Hart of Woodbridge, N. J., to examine said will. On church records of 
liackensack, N. J., and of Tappan, N. Y., are the baptisms of the children of 
Jurian Maris and Freda Hause Harty (she bap. N. Y., 26 Aug., 1671). Caii 
any one give parentage of above Jury (Juric, Jurran, Jurian) Maris? His 
descendants all call themselves Morris. Catharine t. r. mathews, 

Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Rowland.— Wanted, the ancestry and parentage of David Rowland, b. 
1762; d. 1843; buried near Fabius, Onondago Co., N. Y. Was he a son of 
David Rowland to whom, with others, the township of Sharon, N. Y., was 

granted on Feb. 12, 1767. He m. (i) Anna ; m. (2) Zarviah Whipple, dau. 

of Isaiah and Eunice Whipple of Alexander, Genesee Co., N. Y., and had 
issue, a son Harry, who m. Mary Ann Parkerson, dau. of William(?) and Mary 
A. (Tompkins) Parkerson of Stony Point and Haverstraw, N. Y. Any infor- 
mation as to his brother or sister, as well as names of ancestors will be greatly 
appreciated. grace m. Rowland, 502 Bee Building, Omaha, Neb. 

Seeley.— Fanny Seelev who d. in 1834; m. Joseph Bennett, b. Dec 31, i7S3> 
in Newtown, Conn.; d. in 1802. Can any one give me the names of the parents 
of Fanny Seeley. 

Bennitt—Ford.— Thomas Bennitt or Bennett, b. Nov. 9, 1732, at New- 
town, Conn.; d. Feb. 7, 1836; m. Sept 29, 1772, Mollie Ford, who d. Aug. 9, 1814, 
Who were the parents of Mollie Ford? 

Thomas Bennitt built over the Hoosatonic River a bridge known as 
the " Bennitt Toll Bridge." Tradition states that Patriot troops were allowed 
to pass over this bridge without paying toll, I would be glad to know if there 
is any historic proof of this tradition, v. v. h,, P. O. Box 536, New York City. 


Hearne GBNEALOGY.—In Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, p. 142 of The Record. 
under Book Reviews, the name of the family should be printed " Hearne,** 
that being the usual and correct spelling. 

Lane Genealogies.— -In Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, p. 143 of The Record, 
under Book Reviews, name of printer should be ** The w ews-Letter Press, 
Exeter, N.H. 1903.** 


The Anti-Rent War, by Albert Chapman Mayham. Cloth, Small 
Quarto, pp. 89. Press of Fredenck L. Frazee, Jefferson, N. Y. 1906. 

The attempt of Stephen Van Rensselaer to eject certain tenants in the 
Townships of Bern, Westerlo and Renneslaerville, Albany County, N. Y., and 
on " Blenheim Hill *' from the lands owned by Patroon Van Rensselaer, because 
of non-payment of rent is the theme of this small book. The author tells the 
story of me anti-rent agitation of 1839-1846 in a dear, conversational style, 
which makes pleasant, as well as instructive reading. How the trouble of 
John A. King of Jamaica, Long Island, with his farm tenants on Blenheim 
Hill arose, and how they were settled has been hitherto almost an unknown 
chapter in the land history of the State of New York, and the author is to 
be heartily congratulated in placing the facts and persons engaged in this 
mimic war so vividly before the r^ing public Clear type and excellent 

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woodcut illustntions make the work attractive and a desirable aoquieition to 
both large and small libraries. 

The Ancestors of Abnbr Brush and Laura (Hubbard) Brush, 
by Mrs. ChatiQcey H. Brush. Boards* iimo, pp. $8. Privately printed. 1908. 

This small brochure traces the descendants of Thomas Brush of Huntin^f- 
ton, Long Island, N. Y„ who owned a lot at Southold prior to 1653. and gives m 
narrative forms the genealogical details of their family history. It is more of a 
memorandum than a genealogy, but it is interesting reading and the notes are 
of value. The idea of tracing out and describing the several family bibles is 
excellent and worthy of being followed in more pretentious works. 

The Clark Family Genealogy, by Dr. A, W. Clark. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 
149. Press of The Mirror^Recorder, Sumford, N. Y. 1907- 

While this work purports to be a comprehensive genealogy of the Clark 
Family in the United States, it Is practically only a record of the descendants 
of Randall and Dorothy (Tucker) Clark and Hasard and Eunice (Clark) Clark, 
carried out in the female as well as the male lines. A mass of disconnected data 
is included in the work, much of which has little or no reference to the families 
of Clark traced out. llie compiler appears to have levied tribute upon various 
standard Clark Genealogies already published, without giving the authors any 
credit or notice for the extracts. Notably pages 73 and 78 are taken verbatim 
from The Clarke Families of Bhode Island^ the standard work on this Rhode 
Island family — which unfortunately was not copyrighted. This abstracted 
material Dr. Clark has actually copyrighted in bis pook as if it was from 
original research-^*tho it is the usual courteous custom in such cases to 
acknowledge the source of such whole^e extracts. 

There are a number of errors and inaccuracies in the data-^notably the 
descent of Timothy Clark, b. 39 March, 1719, stated on p. 13 to be a .son of 
Timothy and Sarah (Richardson) Clark of Stonington, Conn.» *tho actually a 
son of John and Lydia (Andrews) Clarke of Stonington, who is assumed to be a 
son of Timothy and Sarah (Robbins) Clark of Bristol and Stonington, Conn., as 
the compiler admits in his introduction on p. 5. There is not the slightest 
proof that this Timothy Clark was in any way related to the gseat Clark 
tamily of Westhorpe, Co. Suffolk, Enc^land, which by the by Dr. Clark states 
came from Bedforashire — an error which he found and copied from Austin's 
Rhode Island Dictionary^-^n^ which Austin some time past acknowledged to 
be a mistake. 

The compiler frankly admits the basis for this work in the introduction, 
and the authority of the sources of his record may well be questioned by skilled 
and accurate genealogists. 

The book appears to be a loose compilation of Clark facts and records 
already printed m other works, gathered from examination of printed works in 
libraries and historical societies rather than from the original records, and 
taken without acknowledgment or reference to the authors. Its utility will be 
confined to the recent generations of the particular branches of the Clark 
Family dealt with, viz.: mat of Blenheim Hill, who hold an annual reunion and 
desire to see their names in print. The work is well printed and illustrated 
with wood cuts, but the index is not exhaustive. 

The Cooper and Allied Families op Dbtrick, Dobbll, Dobins, 
Dowdy, Gilmore, Greene, Hanna, Henry, Lyman, Miller, Mills, 
Moore, Morris, Moss, Rawling, RoDECKfeR, Stanton, Willett. Young, 
AND Unversaw, by W. F. Cooper. Paper, 8vo, pp. 16. 1906. Privately 

This small pamphlet is merely a convenient statement of the data gathered 
concerning the lamilies set forth above. It is arranged alphabetically and not 
chronologically and hence will not be easy to consult save by those members 
of the Cooper tamily who know their own descent. It is evidently the intention 
of its author to elaborate and place in final genealogical form the valuable 
information here collected, but for the present the utility of the material pub- 
lished will be confined to a small and special circle. The line coounenees 


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with Apollos Cooper of London County, Virginia, who lived in Revolutionary 
times and servea in that war as a second lieutenant, and the record of his 
descent is carefully traced out. 

The Dobyns-Cooper and Allied Families op Ballou, Bramble, 
Coulter, Credit, Duval, Henry, Kemp, Larew, Lyon, Norwood, 
Perry, Pierce and Taylor, by Miss Aurelia Anna Pierce Ballou and W. 
F. Cooper. Paper, 8vo, pp. 31. No index. Press of State Printers, Lansing, 
Mich. IQ08. 

The object of this pamphlet is to give those of the name interested an early 
opportunity of usin^ the material therein digested and to arouse interest and 
bnne forth further mformation on the subject in hand. Edward Dobyns, bom 
England on December 7th, 1747, was the nrst immigrant to settle in Culpeper 
Co., Virginia, prior to the Revolutionary War. His numerous descendents are 
set forth, with brief biographical sketches of the more prominent members of 
the family and many useful genealogical facts are collected for future reference. 
The spirit which prompted the compilers to record their family history is to be 
commended and every effort of this kind will render the task of future 
genealogists not only more easy but more accurate. 

The Elgin Botanic Garden, its later history and relation to Columbia 
College, The New Hampshire Grants and The Treaty with Vermont in 1790, by 
Addison Brown, A.B., LL.B., LL.D. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 57. Full Index. Press of 
The New Era Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1908. 

The fact that Dr. Alexander Hosack in 1801 purchased land opposite the 
present Cathedral at Fifth Avenue and Fiftieth Street, developed it into a 
garden called the Elgin Botanical Garden, which he subsequently sold to the 
State in 181 1. is little known even to many who pride themselves of their 
knowledge of early New York History. The garden did not flourish and in 
1814, when Columbia College obtained the grant of lands embracing this small 
botanical experiment, it was suffered to go to ruin and decay. Owmg to some 
doubt as to tne intent of the Legislature in conveying the ground occupied by 
the garden to Columbia College, Judge Brown prepared this little sketch, 
clearly proving that the grant to Columbia was not made in compensation for 
her lana claims in Vermont or for any loss or injury to the College through the 
treaty of 1790. 

The sketch shows much research, and the subject is happily treated by its 
author, who has brought a clear and judicial mind upon what has always been 
a somewhat obscure point of State history. 

While the book has more historical than genealogical value, it contains a 
brief but admirable biography of Dr. Hosack and many items useful to 
searchers for the annals of some of the early New York families. 

Major William Ferguson, by Charles Beatty Alexander, LL.D. Cloth, 
8vo, pp. 70. Limited edition. The Trow Press, New York. 1908. 

This is a brief memorial of Major William Ferguson, bom in Armagh, 
Ireland, son of Usher and Mary Ferguson, member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, and officer in the army of the Revolution and in the army of 
the United States, and deals with his military career during the War of the 
Revolution and a subsequent campaign against the Indians, m which he met 
his death. The facts of his life as gaSiered from his letters and other memor- 
anda are tersely set forth and make a valued record of one of the early 
Patriots, who laid down his life for the privileges of freedom and the land of 
is adoption. 

The little book is beautifully printed in large type on Italian hand-made 
paper and is a worthy tribute by a descendant to tne valor and virtue of his 

Jenkins Family Book, being a partial record of the descendants of 
David Jenkins and notes of families intermarried with them, by Robert £. 
Jenkins of the Chicago Bar. 1904. Cloth, small 8vo, pp. 213. Privately 
printed. No Index. 

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The compiler of this little book frankly states that he considers the tracing 
out of his maternal lines of quite as much importance as those on the patemsu 
side and devotes much space to the maternal ancestry of Robert Jenkins of 
Clark Co., Missouri, the Ancestors of Maria (Raymond) Jenkins, the Masters 
Memoranda, and the Logan Memoranda. It is presumed that these allied 
families have never before been genealc«ically traced. David Jenkins came 
from Wales before i^roo and settled in the Great Valley of Chester Co., Pa., where 
comparatively little is known of him, but he left a sturdy line of children who 
have carried the name down to the present time. The book is not arranged 
according to genealogical standards, nor is it indexed, but has been compiled 
evidently from a desire to place in available printed form such facts as are 
known to its author and thus give a workins^ medium for the future family 
historians. Any record is better than none and apart from the special interest 
to those appearing in its pages, the value of this book lies in its straightfoward 
statement of the family line and branches. 

The Family op Leete, by Joseph Leete, Chevalier de La Legion 
D'Honneur, South Norwood, Surrey, m conjunction with John Corbet Anderson. 
Crushed Levant, Quarto, pp. 211. Secona Edition. Revised and Enlarged. 
Press of Blades, East & Blades, London. 1906. 

This beautiful volume contains the genealogical cronicle of the English 
family of Leete, whose ancestor was John Leete of Eversden, Co. Cambndge, 
and also incidently records a number of other Leete families, notably of 
Oakington, Co. Cambridge, of Governor William Leete of Guilford, Conn., the 
American branch, of the Irish branch, of Nicholas Leate, Alderman of London, 
and of the De Lettes of France. The author seems to have made an ex- 
haustive search in the English Counties for records of all bearing his name 
from the earliest time and with a view to making a lasting memorial of his 
ancestry, has arranged and printed this great collection, with numerous 
pedigree charts and illustrations of ancient Mss. and places and persons of note. 
Undeterred by the great cost of such a search he has spared no expense in the 
publication, and the beauty of the paper, press work, type, illustrations and 
binding, would be difficult to surpass. 

An honest pride in an ancient and honorable lineage has been stimulated by 
a praiseworthy desire to give to all of this name the results of many years* 
research, and the spirit mich prompted so generous an action cannot be too 
heartily commendea. The volume is unique not only as a family record but as 
an artistic publication, and those libraries or societies possessing copies of this 
valuable work are to be conmtulated. Mr. Leete should feel assured of the 
thanks and appreciation of all future generations claiming descent from this 
English country family. 

Lyon Memorial: Families of Connecticut and New Jersey, including 
records of the descendants of the immigrants Richard and Henry Lyon of 
Fairfield, Conn., with a sketch of " Lyons Farms " by S. R. Winans, Jr. Illus- 
trated with maps and fully indexed. Edited by Sidney Elizabeth Lyon. 
Louise Lyon Jonnson and A. B. Lyons, M.D. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 453. Press of 
William Graham Printing Co., Detroit, Mich. 1907. 

The above book forms publication No. II, of the Lyon Genealogies, and in 
it is suggested the theory that the progenitors of these early New England 
Lyons were of the Scotch blood and related to the present family of Bowes- 
Lyon. The impression of an ancient seal of the lion rampant in a lozenge on 
the will of Samuel Winans of Elizabeth, N. J„ dated 13 June, 1744, goes far 
toward establishing the above theory of descent, as the testator was a brother- 
in-law of Ebenezer Lyon of Lyons Farms. The idea and character of these 
Lyon compilations is excellent and in view of the destruction of many of the 
early records, perhaps the only accurate method of tracing a particular 

§enealogy is to nunt out all early Colonial families of the name and trace them 
own to present time. Such material, well digested and indexed, may enable 
many families and descendants to link up their lines, who otherwise would be 
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unknuwD to thein, but inaccessible because ol distance. The Memorial is a 
valuable contribution to the genealogical shelves of libraries and historical 
societies, and reflects high credit upon its editors. 

Lyon Mbuorialj Nbw York Fauiues. Edited by Robert B. Miller 
and A. B. Lyons, M.D. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 539. Fully indexed. Press of William 
Graham Prmting Co., Detroit, Mich. 1907* 

This volume forms one of a series of contemplated publications tracing all 
available records and information conceming^the several Lyon families 
established in New England prior to 1650. The original prospectus con- 
templated only a single volume but the immense mass of data discovered 
soon extended the work into three sections, viz.: L The Descendants of William 
Lyon of Roxburv, Mass.. and of Peter and George Lyon of Dorchester, Mass. 
1 1. The DescencEants of Richard and Henry Lyon of Fairfield, Conn. IIL 
The present book, which traces those descendants of Thomas Lyon of Rye, 
once of Fairfield, Conn., who form the allied New York families of the name. 
The work is supplemented by an introduction by Dr. G. W. A. Lyon on the 
English Lyon families and illustrated with maps and facsimile reproductions 
of interestmg ancient manuscripts. 

Thomas Lyon of Rye marned a granddaughter of Gov. John Winthrop of 
Salem, Mass., and left a number of interesting letters addressM to his Winthrop 
relatives, all of which have fortunately been preserved by that family. The 
Style of composition and handwriting of these ancient letters indicates their 
writer to have been a man of education and gentle birth» and while the modesty 
of the compilers of this record, in not claimmg coat-armour and descent from 
titled forebears is to be commended, there is every reason to believe that these 
Lyon colonists were of ancient and honorable lineage. 

The book has been compiled and printed in a direct, workmanlike manner, 
without useless digressions upon or assumptions of any vague family traditions 
and will be hailed as the authoritative work on this family. 

The New York of Yesterday. A descriptive Narrative of Old Bloom- 
ingdale, by Hopper Striker Mott, with 78 illustrations, diagrams and maps. 
Fully indexed. Cloth, 8voj>p. J97. Limited edition of 500 copies. Published 
by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Tne Knickerbocker Press, New York. 1908. 

This fine publication had for its primary object the perpetuation of the 
History of The Bloomingdale Reformed Church, organized i8o^, and incorpor* 
ated 1806 as the Church at Harsenville, but fortunately the author was 
impelled to extend the work to a general historical and genealogical descrip- 
tion of the entire districted section of Manhattan Island but little mentioned 
in the many works descriptive of the growth of the great City of New York. 

The book is divided mto chapters respectively dealing with Bloomingdale, 
its boundaries, families, farms and landmarks, as well as its war history. 
Harsenville, and the Harsen Family; the First Consistor>' of the Church and 
the subsequent development of that house of religious worship; the Old 
Time Families; Reminiscences, Vital Statistics, being the registrar of Mar- 
riaf^es and Baptisms, with exhaustive Indices; Appendices* containing tran- 
scnpts of important documents, facsimile signatures, etc 

An immense amount of time, patience and labor must have been expended 
not only in collecting the material for this work but in digesting and arranging 
it. The author has shown a keen critical sense and a nice discrimination in 
utilizing many facts of minor importance to bring into greater prominence the 
vital annals of the district and the arrangement and narration of the data con- 
cerning the old time Bloomingdale families, shows him to possess not only 
sound genealogical methods, but a happy stvle of narration as rare as it is 
desirable in works of this character. Apart from the natural interest of his 
facts, the author has made a book of agreeable and easy reading, one that 
disguises dry historical data under a fluent descriptive style--€uid with the 
exception of the bare church vital records there is not a dull page in all the vol* 
ume. The illustrations are wonderfully good, not only in subject and selection 
but as wood-cut reproductions, and evidence an exacting taste. The book is 
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and arrangement leaves nothing; to be desired. As a graceful tribute to its 
subject it IS bound in blue, white and orange, the Dutch colors. This ex- 
haustive work is worthy to grace the shelves of every public and private 
library of prominence in this country, and from the standpoint of a work of 
reference no library^ that contains an historical department, should be without 
the book. 

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family 
History op New York, by William S. Pelletreau, A.M. Cloth, 8vo, 4 Vols., 
pp. 1479. Illustrated. The Lewis Publishing Co., New York. 1907. 

The idea of publishing a work dealing with the genealogical history of the 
early settlers of the City of New York and their descendants is praiseworthy 
and such a collection, if properly selected and correctly set down would have 
filled a lone felt want. Unfortunately the author falls short of the standard 
such a book exacts and whether from commercial necessity or lack of nice 
discrimination, has filled up the pages with uninteresting annals of unimportanl 
families. In a number of cases the ancestor described has been foreign bom 
and only lived in this citv a comparatively few years, and his influence in 
advancing the renown of tne Empire City mig[ht be measured by his subscrip*- 
tion to a work publishing his name and portrait. 

In the last ten years a number of publications of this character have been 
exploited and their utility, accuracy and value are open to grave doubt. 
Biographies of the unimportant and genealogies of tne uninteresting are 
becoming a drug on the library shelves, and the time is rapidly approaching 
when the leading historical and genealogical societies must /exercise a judicious 
selection in accepting new works of this character. The books are well 
indexed and clearly printed but the glazed lead paper makes them heavy and 
unwieldly and the binding is bad. The entire publication — both as to the 
quality and quantity of its subject-matter, letter-press, style and illustrations is 
commercial and cheap. 

A Porter Pedigree, being an account of the ancesdy and descendants 
of Samuel and Martha (Perley) Porter of Chester, N. H., who were descendants 
of John Porter of Salem, Mass., and Allan Perley of Ipswich, Mass. Compiled 
by Miss Juliet Porter, Worcester, Mass. 1907. Paper, 8vo, pp. 161. Indexed. 
Privately printed. 

The compiler states that this volume is only the fore-runner oEf a more com- 
plete genealogy and has been printed to call forth further data and to ascertain 
whether the ramily interest is such as will warrant a publication in more per- 
manent form. The work of collecting the records has been carefullly done and 
the transcripts of wills, deeds, inventories, etc., appear complete and accurate. 
Dealing as it does with the families of Perley, Doage, Herrick, Smith, Grover, 
Barney, Trumbull, Dresser» HowCf Thorley, Dana, Peabody, Andrews and 
Foster, comparatively small space has been alloted to each line, but a mass of 
valuable data has been printed and it is hoped that the compiler will receive 
substantial encouragement to continue her work. The book is printed in large, 
distinct type, but the numerical arrangement of names is not standard and will 
only be clear to the .compiler. It is strange that family historians dinff to an 
individual numerical arrangement Doubtless it is a method saving of labor, 
but one of small value to the general searcher, and seriously handicaps a book 
intended for general circulation. 

The Continental Congress at Princeton, by Vamum Lansinj^ Col- 
lins. With a Portrait of General Washington, engraved by Sidnev L. Smith. 
Cloth, 8vo, pp. 295. Tull index. The University Library, Princeton, N. J. 1908. 

The thanks of all the students of American history are due to the Princeton 
Historical Society for the publication of this scholarly work, dealing with im- 
portant and little known episodes of the Revolutionary War. The storv of the 
mutiny of the Pennsylvania Troops of the Line in June, 1783, the consequent 
flight of the Continental Congress from Philadelphia, and the ^vt months 
sojourn of that body at Princeton, together with the description of congressional 
life in its official and unofficial sides in the little academic town makes delight- 

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ful reading. The author shows a keen appreciation of his subject, a nice 
discrimination in setting forth his facts in due order and a comprehensive 
grasp of the value and importance of his documentary data. The chapter de- 
scribing the great debate on the location of a permanent federal residence is of 
peculiar interest The letter-press, paper and wood-cut illustrations are in 
excellent taste and the work is assured of a permanent place in the list of 
desirable Americana. 

PuRMORT Genealogy, by Rev. Charles H. Purmort, D.D. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 
148. Indexed. Press of The Homestead Co., Des Moines, la. 1907. 

This interesting work traces out nineteen generations — the first nine of 
which arc in England — of a family bearing an unusual name. The name is 
clearly of a French origin and doubtless was originally "Pour Morte" or "for 
death.*' The first immigrant in America was Philemon Portmort or Purmort, 
first teacher in 1635 of what is now known as the Boston Latin School. While 
the compiler must perforce assume that Joseph Purmort of New Castle, New 
Hampshire, whose descendants are full)r compiled in the work, was a grandson 
of Philemon above, yet the ground of this presumption is almost as stronc^ as if 
sustained by actual recorded data. The book represents years of researcn and 
reflects hign credit upon its author, whose modesty in presenting this well- 
printed and illustrated work to students of genealogy is much to be com- 
mended. It is to be hoped that ^e book will bring forth much more data of 
value and that its author may be the one chosen to put a second edition into 

Vital Records op Rhode Island, Vol. XVII, Providence Phenix, 
Providence Patriot and Columbian Phenix — Marriages, A to R, by James N. 
Arnold. Cloth, Quarto, pp. 599. Press of Narragansett Historical Publishing 
Co., Providence, K. I. 1908. 

The new volume of this fine record of Rhode Island births, deaths and 
marriages, is fully up to the earlier publications of this series, not only in 
interest but in general style of press work and bindin«f, and is admirably 
indexed as to names and localities. It covers the period 1802-1 832, bridging 
over the period from Revolutionary to comparitively modem times and in- 
cluding the vital annals during the War of 18 12. The patience, pertinacity and 
courage which Mr. Arnold has brought to his stupendous task arouses the 

greatest admiration, and as the work approaches its conclusion and wins a 
eserved financial success, no praise will be too fl[reat for this valuable genea- 
logical record. It is hoped that Mr. Arnold win be inclined to take up the 
ancient burial grotmd records as well as a Dieest of all the Wills and Admibi- 
strations in Rhode Island from the earliest date of settlement to 1850. This 
would complete and make perfect the genealogical history of Providence 

History op Saint Mark's Church, New Briuin, Conn., and its pre- 
decessor, Christ Church, Wethersfield and Berlin, by James Shepard. Cloth, 
8vo, pp. 707. Full Indices of Subjects and Persons. Press of the Tuttle, 
Morenouse & Taylor Co., New Britain, Conn. 1907. 

This work is an exhaustive history of two important Episcopal parishes 
in Connecticut, introduced by a comprehensive statement of churcn history in 
America and in the State of Connecticut. 

While the subjects of this work were not the largest or most important 
. churches in Connecticut, yet their ministers were men of learning and repute, 
and among their congregations were those who have advanced the importance 
of the State of Connecticut and sustained her record of a God-fearing and ob- 
serving Commonwealth. Full records of baptisms, marria^^es and burials are 
printed in the pages and the biographies of the successive ministers show 
painstaking research and accuracy. 

The collection of facts for such a volume requires not only unlimited 
patience, but a mind naturally bent toward historical research and nice skill in 
arranging and placing in narrative form data voluminious enough to daunt the 
most enthusiastic antiquarian. Mr. Shepard has admirably completed the task 

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and the memorial history does credit to its author and these early religious 

In spite of its bulk, the book is readily handled, and owing to its excellent 
tvpe and quality of paper, and 42 fine illustrations, it deserves a place on the 
shelves of every important historical society. 

The Whitmore Genealogy. A record of the descendants of Francis 
Whitmore of Cambridge, Mass., 1625-1685, by Jessie Whitmore Patten Purdy. 
Cloth, 8vo, pp. 158. Indexed. Press of Pengelly & Broth, Reading, Pa. 1907. 

The foundation of this work was the Whitmore Genealogy, compiled by 
Hon. William H. Whitmore in 1855, and the present volume carries down the 
earlier compilation to date. It is confined almost exclusively to a strict genea- 
logical table of descent, with the few biographical facts tersely set forth, and forms 
a complete and concise family record of this branch of the name in America. 
The accuracy and arrangement of the facts shows patience and ability, and in 
style of press work, quality of paper and binding, tne book will rank with the 
best productions of its kind. Essentially a genealogy, it should win a permanent 
place among kindred standard works. 

The Woolson-Fenno Ancestry, and Allied Lines with Bio- 
graphical Sketches, by Lula May (Fenno) Woolson and Charles Amasa 
Woolson of Springfield, Vt. Cloth, 8vo, pp. 141. Illustrated and Indexed. 
Privately printed. Press of T. R. Marvin gl Son, boston, Mass. 1907. 

This work traces back the ancestors of the authors, paternal and maternal, 
to the original immigrants into the Colonies, some twenty-five heads of families 
each, and thus is of a specific rather than general value. It is admirably 
arranged and contains much biographical data of rare interest but is in no 
sense a complete Woolson or Fenno genealogy. As a record of lineal descent 
from some nfty ancestors, the book merits the support and approval of the 
present representative family, and the authors have acquitted themselves well 
m tracing their intricate pedigree back to original sources. It may be said that 
too little importance has oeen made of collecting the annals of ancestral every 
day life — many genealogists confining themselves to a bald table of descent 
and accurate but meagre pedigrees. The authors of this work, however, have 
collected all possible materisu concerning each ancestor, and the result is a 
happy improvement on many works of this character. The book is beauti- 


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Baking Powder Controversy. 
Barnes, Charles Wheeler. — Historic Homes and Family History, 4 vols. 
Bascom, Robert O., SecV.— N. Y. State Historical Association, Proceedings. 
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Green, B. Frank.— Nevill Family, manuscript. 

{enkins, Mrs. R. E.— Jenkins Family Book, 
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McFarland, H.— Descendants of Daniel McFarland. 
Mayham, Albert C— Anti-Rent War. 

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Princeton University. — Continental Congress at Princeton. 

Purdy, W. T. H.— Whitmore Genealogy. 

Purmort, Rev. C. H., D.D.— Purmort Genealogy. 

Shepard, lames.— History of St. Mark's Church, New Britain, and Christ 

Church, Wethersfield, Conn. 
Stockton, Rev. Elias Boudinot.— Compendium of Censuses, N. J. 
Suydam, Walter Lispenard.— Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York, 2 vols. 
Van Alstyne, W. B., M.D.— Report of the State Engineer, New York, 1906, 

2 vols. 
Ver Planck, William Gordon.— Proceedings at the O'Gorman Banquet 

O'Briens of Machias, Maine. 
Woolson, Charles Amasa. — Woolson-Fenno Ancestors. 
Young, Ver Planck & Prince.— New York City Directories, 9 vols. Indexes 

to New York Conveyances, 21 vols. Notices of Pendencies of Actions, 

8 vols. 
Youngs, Mrs. Florence E.— English Clergy Directory, 1906. 

Pamphlets, Etc. 

Allen, John K* — George Morton of Plymouth Colony. 

Brink, Benjamin M.— Olde Ulster. 

Calhoun, Col. J. C— Captain John C. Calhoun. 

Cooper, W. F. — Cooper and Allied Families. Dobyns-Cooper and Allied 

Cornell, Rev. John. — Ancestry of Rev. John Cornell, pedigree chart, manuscript 

Corwin, Rev. E. T.— Reply of Rev. Joannes Megapolensis. The Amsterdam 

Davis, Andrew McFarland. — John Harvard's Life in America. 

Dorr, Mrs, Julia C. R.— W. Y. R., A Book of Remembrance. 

Drowne, Henry Russell. — Surnames of the United Kingdom, I. 

Dwight Rev. M. E., D.D.— Genealogical Exchange. 

First Church, Passaic— Church Tablet. 

Harvard University. — Official Register. 

Heilbrig, Richard E.— The German-American Collection in the New York 
Public Library. 

Holbrook, Levi.— Philadelphia North American. 

Hoy, David.— Class of Eignty-Eight, Cornell University. 

Macy, W. A., M.D.— Nova Scotia Hospital, 50th Report 

Mead» Spencer P.— Index, Mead Genealogy. 

Myers, Edward.— Yonkers Loan Exhibition. Manuals, Congregational Church, 
Stanwich, Conn. Greenburgh Presbyterian Church, clippings. Requa 
and Knapp Families, clippings. Historic Bronx Borough. 

Nichols» Mrs. L. E. — Dyckman Burial Ground, manuscript. 

N. Y. Bible Society.— Report 

N. Y. Hospital.— Report. 

N. Y. Public Library.- Bulletin. 

Porter, Miss Juliet — A Porter Pedigree. 

Purdy, W. T. H.— Sarah Thome White Memorial 

Quinby, Henry Cole. — New England Family History. 

Spelman, Wdl C— Class of Sixty-One, Williams College. 

Suffolk County Historical Association. — Year Book. 

Truax, James R., Cor.-Sec'y.— Schenectady County Historical Society's Report. 

Ver Planck, William Gordon. — Hobart College Catalogues. New York ot the 
Future. New England Society, Anniversary, 190V-1904. Columbia Uni- 
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Report Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. Alleged 
Toryism of the Clergy. Four Centuries of Conflict. 

Wallace, H. E„ Jr.— Moorefield Examiner. 

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By Lyman Abbott. 

A biography of Grover Cleveland will not be expected by the 
readers of the Record. Such a biography would involve an ac- 
count of at least four important episodes in our National history, 
and an adequate account of either one of these would be impos- 
sible within the limits of a magazine article. This is rather an 
appreciation than a biography, and is written by one who might 

grobably designate himself by the once familiar phrase of a 
leveland Republican. For from my first boyish activities in the 
Fremont cam^ign I had been until 1882 a persistent though 
sometimes a dtsgrunted Republican. Like many other Republi- 
cans I was opposed to the reconstruction policies of the Radicals; 
to the partnership between the Federal Government and the rail- 
ways which resulted in the Credit Mobilier scandals; to the de- 
velopment of the doctrine of protection into a species of bargain- 
ing legislation favorable to special interests; to the corrupt doc- 
trine " To the victor belongs the spoils " unsuccessf uUjr concealed 
by defenses that were not even plausible. The administration of 
President Arthur, though better than was expected, seemed to 
me and to others a politician's administration. And when a fac- 
tional fight in the Republican party in New York State, — a fight 
not between opposing principles but between opposing spoils- 
men — issued in 1882 in the nomination of good men by nefarious 
means, I welcomed the nomination of Grover Cleveland by the 
Democratic party as an opportunity to rebuke and resist pernic- 
ious tendencies within the party with which I had aflSliated ever 
since my first vote in i860 for Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Cleveland 
was elected by a majority of upwards of 150,000 votes over all 
other candidates; not because he was a Democrat, but because 
he was Grover Cleveland, and bv his administration of the Mayor- 
alty in BuflEalo had illustrated the policy which he afterwards in- 
terpreted in the now well-known phrase "A public office is a 
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and by no man in public office since George Washington's time 
had it been more consistently and courageously illustrated. 

This administration of the State compelled a reluctant Demo- 
cratic machine to nominate him for the Presidency in 1884 against 
James G. Blaine, the plumed knight of the Republican party. I 
do not here raise the hotly disputed question concerning Mr. 
James G. Blaine, who was at once the most admired and the most 
contemned statesman of his era. But I was among those who 
regarded his nomination as a victory of the corrupt elements in 
the Republican party, and followed Henry Ward Beecher out of 
the Republican ranks, though not into the Democratic ranks. 
Mr. Cleveland was elected in that campaign of 1884 by the votes 
of men one of whom aptly described himself as an independent 
in municipal politics, a Republican in State politics, and a Dem- 
ocrat in National politics. 

There are times when all questions of policy take a second 
place, overshadowed by the struggle of the humbler, less brilliant, 
but most essential virtues to assert themselves. Such was the 
period in American polictics from 1882 to 1892. Mr. Cleveland 
stood for the virtues of truthfulness in promise and profession, 
honesty in administration, and economy in public business. The 
two characteristic American admirations — that for brilliance 
in speech and action and that for rugged honesty in both, — were 
appealed to by the Presidential conflict of 1884, and the enthus- 
iasm for honesty won. Mr. Cleveland's administration was not 
brilliant, but it was honest. It may not have been the adminis- 
tration of a great statesman — on that question opinions may dif- 
fer; but it certainly was not the administration of a wily poli- 
tician — on that question opinions will not diflEer. It was a business 
man's administration and it appealed to the business men of the 
Nation by its inteerit^, its sanity, and its business conservatism. 
Perhaps his most distinguished service to the Nation, it was cer- 
tainly his first, was his practical adoption of what had before been 
a much praised and little practised theory, the merit system ap- 
plied to public appointments. He added 30,000 posts to the Civil 
Service list, making a total number of competitive places of 
86,000. Others had preceded him in elucidating the theory, but 
he was the first to reduce the theory to practice; and though the 
country has since carried the principle still further, it has never 
receded from the standard he set. 

It was characteristic of Mr. Cleveland to mean what he said 
and to say what he meant. He had been elected in 1884 upon a 
platform which pledged the party to tariflF reform. The tariflf 
was not reformed. And in the Pall of 1887 he threw down a 
challenge to the special interests in a message which pledged him 
and so pledged the party if it re-nominated him, to a tariflF for 
revenue only. This message was criticised at the time as impol- 
itic. Perhaps it was. The Democratic party lost the election, 
probably in consequence of that message. But he did not lose 
the respect of his countrymen, and in the next succeeding cam- 
paign, that of 1892, he was elected on the issue which he had so 
clearly raised. The Wilson bill, as introduced into the House, 

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was a consistent revenue tariff bill; but when it issued from the 
Senate, after it had been manipulated By the representatives of 
certain special interests, it was neither a consistent revenue nor 
a consistent protective measure. That Mr. Cleveland allowed it 
to become a law, though without his approval, has always seemed 
to me one of the mist^es of his political life; though it is to be 
said that other issues, of more immediate and pressing importance, 
had meantime arisen to justify Mr. Clevelana's reluctance to en- 

fage in a tariff controversy with Congress. However that may 
e, the Democratic party has never recovered from the injury in- 
flicted on it by the refusal of the Democratic Senators to carry 
out in good faith the policy to which the Democratic platform 
pledged the party. Sixteen years have passed and Senator Gor- 
man is dead; and still Independents liKe myself, who ardently 
desire a tariff for revenue only, while we have little hope of rad- 
ical tariff revision from the Republican party, have even less 
from the politicians who gave the country the mongrel legislation 
known as the Wilson-Gorman bill. 

There is no space here to discuss the perplexing currency 
problem which confronted President Cleveland's second term, 
and agitated it so fiercely in the campaign which immediately 
followed. It is difl&cult even to state the problem so that readers 
of different political opinions will understand it alike. There 
were many in the country who believed with President Walker 
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that by an Inter- 
national Agreement a parity of values could be maintained be- 
tween gold and silver, that in this way both could be made a 
common standard of values, and that such a common standard 
would result in less fluctuation of values than would result from 
any single standard, whether gold or silver. When it was found 
imiK^sible to secure such an International Standard, a natural 
division arose amon^ those who believed in International bi- 
metallism, some urfi^ng a gold standard, some an attempt to 
secure such parity of v^ue by National le^slation alone. Those 
of us who believe, as I do, that National bimetallism would have 
been bimetallism only in name, that it would really have meant 
for the United States silver monometallism, and that it would 
have inflicted untold disaster upon the country, and especially 
upon the agricultural and laboring classes, must ever recognize 
the indebtedness of the Nation to Mr. Cleveland for the rugged 
defiance with which he faced popular clamor, both within and 
without his party, in his belief that a gold standard was the only 
honest standard. Even those who do not a^ee with him in that 
opinion, and were most bitterly hostile to him at the time, have, 
almost without exception, come to recognize the purity of his 
motives and the courage of his political action. 

With the exception of Mr. Debs and his associates, the 
leader of the strikes then, the leader of the Socialist party now, 
the country has come also to recognize and approve the courage 
of his course in dealing with the famous Pullman strike m 
the summer of 1894. At that time the issue was somewhat 
confused. The irritating injustice of the Pullman Company, 

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which laid all the burden of the hard times on the wage earners 
and none of it on either the stockholders or the higher salaried 
ofl&cials, created a sympathy for the strikers, which their boycott 
of perfectly innocent parties, and their acts of lawless and mex- 
cusable violence, turned to s^m^athy against them, so that the 
general public had little inclination to side with either the Pull- 
man Company or the strikers. But what I wrote in 1894 I may 
here repeat as an expression of the public sentiment outside the 
immediate battle field: " Rioting is not so dangerous to American 
civilization as compromising with rioters. ♦ ♦ ♦ The battle 
field is not the place to debate delicate questions of rank and pre- 
cedence; and we are in the midst of a battle. It is a time for 
men of all parties to sustain the President in using all the power 
which his law officers affirm that he possesses in enforcing law 
and punishing crime." It was much easier to write these lines 
than to act upon this principle. Mr. Cleveland in acting upon 
this principle, and in using the power of the Federal Government 
to put down mob violence, enforce law, restore order, and protect 
persons and propertv, in spite of the indifference, not to say the 
opposition, of both the city and the State authorities, rendered a 
service in checking the rising spirit of lawlessness in this coun- 
try which the country hardly appreciates even yet. It may be 
added that it is doubtful whether even Mr. Roosevelt, Republican 
as he is, has done more to commend to the people of the United 
States the doctrine of the New Federalism — ^the doctrine that all 
the power which the Federal government possesses is to be em- 
ployed whenever it is necessary to conserve those interests which 
are common to all the people of the Nation — than Mr. Cleveland, 
Democrat as he was, did in usinc^ the Federal powers to protect 
the United States mail and Interstate Commerce from the 
violence of local mobs. 

All men have the defects of their qualities. If the diplomatic 
temperament leads its possessor at times to blur the line which 
separates tactful from untrue utterances, the honest temperament 
sometimes leads its possessor to declare his purpose in language 
which is needlessly offensive. This was in my judraient the 
only defect, though the very serious defect, in Grover Cleveland's 
famous Venezuelan message. Whether this was due to Mr. 
Cleveland or to his Secretary of State, Mr. Richard Olnev, history 
does not know — it can onljr ^ess. A lon|f drawn out boundary 
dispute between Great Britain and the imtating State of Venez- 
uela threatened to issue in open war, and that in turn to result 
in bringing part of that Central American Republic under British 
sovereignty. That this would be in flat contravention of an 
American policy which Great Britain had been the first to recom- 
mend to us, but which is popularly known as the Monroe doctrine, 
is indubitable. It was wholly in accordance with our traditions 
to propose to Great Britain to arbitrate the question, and when 
she refused, to investigate the issues involved for ourselves that 
we might determine what course we would pursue. But it was 
neither courteous nor wise to announce beforehand that if Great 
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United States would " resist by every means in its power, as a 
wilful aegressor upon its rights and interests, the appropriation 
of any lands or the exercise of any governmental jurisdiction 
over any territory which, after investigation, we have determined, 
of right, to belong to Venezuela," No doubt in this utterance 
Mr. Cleveland meant what he said, but it was a case in which it 
would have been better had he said less than he meant. That 
his message did not lead to a rupture of friendly relations be- 
tween the two countries, if not to open war between them, is due 
not to the wisdom of Mr. Cleveland's language, but to the self- 
restraint of the English government and the English people. 

Since his retirement &om the Presidency and from active pol- 
itics in 1896, Mr. Cleveland has been widely known as America's 
most distine:uished private citizen. His life has been quiet; his 
inclination has been to retirement; his public service has been 
mostly confined to occasional utterances, always in favor of the 
highest and best ideals in our National life. His interest in edu- 
cation was indicated by his active work and wise counsel as a 
Trustee of Princeton College; in the welfare of the common 
people by his consent to act as Trustee in the reorganization of 
the Equitable Life Assurance Society; in National affairs, by his 
willing co-operation with President Koosevelt in the latter's suc- 
cessful endeavor to save the country from the disastrous conse- 
quences which a continuance of the great coal strike of 1902 
would have inevitably brought upon the country. 

Mr. Cleveland was essentially a product of American Dem- 
ocracy. Like Abraham Lincoln, our greatest President, like 
Chief Justice Marshall, our greatest Judge, he had not a college 
education. He was what men call a ** seU-made " man. His only 
schooling was such as he received in a public school, as clerk in a 
villag^e store, as assistant to his uncle in a brief piece of literary 
compilation, and subsequently as clerk in a law office. Prom 
1880, when he was elected Mayor of Buffalo, to 1892, when he 
was elected President of the United States, his political pro- 
motions were rapid and were never due to political chicanery nor 
to demagogic arts, but to popular appreciation of his character. 
But if he had not educational advantages, he had a good inherit- 
ance. From his English ancestry he derived, along with a lack of 
imagination, which was his most serious intellectutd deficiencv, an 
indomitable will, an aggressive honesty, a transparent trutnful- 
ness, a courage that never quailed, and a habit of vigilant and 
tireless industry; qualities that constitute the best characteristics 
of English blood. If he was neither an astute politician nor a 
great statesman, he was an honest business man. Charged with 
the business affairs first of a City, then of a State, finally of a 
Nation, at a time when nothing was so much needed in order to 
expose crookedness in public life as an example of its opposite, 
that example Mr. Cleveland furnished without a taint of that 
self-conscious showing forth of virtue which is the essence of 
Pharisaism. His name is an honorable addition to the Annals of 
America and his life is an example and an inspiration to its young 


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On some of the Older Stones in the Burial Ground adjoining 

THE Dutch Church, Hopewell, Dutchess County, N. Y. 

Copied April 19th, 1899, by Miss Helen W. Reynolds, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Ida Schenck, wife of Isaac Adriance, d. July 2, 1804, in her 74tli 

Isaac Adriance, d. April 15, 1799, aged 76 years, 11 m., 18 days. 
Goris Storm, d. Dec. 8, 1790, aged 66 years, 7 m., 13 days. 
Mary Storm, wife of Goris Storm, d. April 29, 1806, aged 69 years, 

^ m. 23 d. 

Tunis BrinckerhoflF, d. J 13th, 1790. 

Lorine Griffin(?), wife of Rem Adriance, d. 17th, 1813, aged 

52 y., 9 m., 21 d. 
Catherine Storm, wife of Rem Adriance, d. April 3, 1800, aged 41 

y., S ni. 
Theodorus Adriance, d. May 15, 1817, aged 66 y., 10 m., 8 d. 
Hilliche Adriance, d. June 24, 1832, aged 75 y., i m. 22 d. 
Diana Hogland, wife of Rem Adriance, d. May 11, 181 2, aged 65 

y. & 12 days. 
Rem Adriance, d. April 3, 1795, aged 46 y., 10 m., 19 d. 
Sarah, wife of Thomas Humphrey, d. Sept. 7, 1794, aged 36 y., 

3 m., IS d. 
Thomas Humphrey, d. Feb. 19, 1804, aged 49 y., 9 m., 19 d. 
Letitia Van Wyck, wife of Isaac Adriance, d. Dec. 6, 1762, aged 

33 y., 10 m., 27 d. 
Tamer Dennis, wife of Zachariah Flagler, d. April 11, 1795, aged 

20 ^., 8 m., 16 d. 
Zachanah Flaeler, d. Feb. 21, 1824, a^ed 54 y., 9 m., 26 d. 
Catherine Hasbrouck, wife of Zachanah Flagler, d. April 15, 1862, 

aged 87 y., 10 m., 24 d. 
Dinah, widow of Daniel Hasbrouck, d. March 5, 1827, aged 77 y., 

3 m. 
Ralph Philipis, d. May 26, 1813, aged 84 y., 9 m., 10 d. 
Barbara Philips, born Nov. 10, 1733, d. Sept. 12, 1820, aged 87 y. 
Sarah Polhemus, widow of Rudolphus Swartwout, d. March 5, 

1820, aged 94 y., 2 m., 12 d. 
Thomas G. Storm, d. Feb. 26, 1830, aged 59 y., 7 m., 23 d. 
Maria Shear, wife of Thomas G. Storm, d. Aug. 17, 1856, aged 82 

y., 9 m., 17 d. 
Thomas I. Storm, d. Jan. 29, 1847, aged 80 y., 2 m., 7 d. 
Cornelius Wiltsie, d. May 5, 1821, aged 64 y., 3 m., 5 d. 
Helena Strachan, d. June 20, 1799, aged 31 y., 4 m., 13 d. 
Catherine Roughbeen(?), wife of John S. Brinckerhoff, d. Sept. 15. 

1783, aged 22 y. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Waldron, d. March 7, 1783. 
Catherine, wife of Benjamin Moore, gentleman, of N. Y., d. June 

8, 1781, aged 60 y. 
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1908.1 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N.Y, 253 



Sr.— Sister— A Communicant. M. M.— Married Man. M. W.—Married Woman, 
fir.— Brother— A Communicant. S. M.— Single Man. S. W.— Single Woman. 


(Continued from VoL XXXIX., p. 178 of Thr Rbcord.) 

1815. Benjamin Sibell^ single, son of John & Sarah Sibell 
April 16. Frances Wynant, single, dan. of Daniel & Sarah 

Wynant, all of this Island. Md. at Parsonage 
April 16. Aaron Saffin, son of William Saffin 

Mary Wynant, single, dan. of Daniel & Sarah W)mant 
May 13. Joseph Lockman, widower 

Locky Cears, single, dan. of Elias & Jane Cears, both 
May 27. Thomas Miller, son of Henry Miller, weaver, & wife 
Mary Haughwout, dau. of W)mant Haughwout, Esq., 
& Mary, his wife 
Aug. 12. Nicholas Crocheron, single, i9(?) vrs., son of Nicholas 
Crocheron, Esq., & Ann, his wife 
Ann Elizabeth Guyon, single, near 18 yrs., dau. of 
Danl. Guyon, Esq., & Prances his ist wife. Md. at 
house of Danl. Guyon in the Neck 
Oct. 4. Tom. a negro of Mr. John Fountain's, about 23 

Sal, " of Mr. Bamt Lake, " 18. With 

consent of masters in writing 
Oct. 7. Richard Skerrit, 21 yrs., son of James & Ann Skerret 
Mary Mott, dau. of James & Appolonia Mott. Md. in 
house of Mrs. Appolonia Mott 
Oct. 9. James Sharp, son of Wm. & Elizabeth Sharp. A young 
man living on North side of Island 
Jane Cruser, dau. of John & Jemima Cruser of this 
Island. Md. at Parsonage 
Nov. 22. William Stillwell, single, son of Abraham & Ann Stil- 
Lavina Simonson, single, dau. of Silas & Ann Simonson 
Dec. 9. Matthias Haughwout, son of Francis & Hester Haugh- 
Susan Ann Ro£E, dau. of Joseph & Catharina Roff 
Dec. 23. Abraham Egbert, tanner & currier, son of Abraham 
& Ann Egbert 
Ann Burbank, dau. of Jacob & Ann Burbank 
Oct. 26. William Prawl, farmer, son of Danl. Prawl 
Ann Egbert, dau. of Tunis & Ann Egbert 


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254 Records of the UniUd Brethren Congregation, Staten Island^ N,Y. [Oct. 

1816. Thomas, ) Bidets ^^lo^gJJ^? *<> Mr. John Seguine 
Jan. 7. Eliza, ) ' belonging to Mr. Jeremi^ Simon- 

March 30. Tunis Egbert, single, blacksmith^ son of John & Mary 
Margaret Crocheron, single, dan. of Richard & Jane 
May 4. William Blake, single, about ai yrs., eldest son of 
William & Ann Blake 
Elizabeth Wood, single, dau. of Timothy & Mary Wood 
June a. Abraham Noble, single, weaver, son of Daniel Noble, 
dec, & Esther 
Catharine Morgan, single, dau. of William Morgan, dec., 
& Mary, his wife. Md. in presence of friends & re- 
•* Tom, ) 31^^.^- belonging to Mr. Henry Grouse 
Ana, I ^ belonging to Mr. Nichs. Burgher 

June 8. Cornelius Sleight, son of Jacob & Jane Sleight 

Mar]^ Ann Butler, dau. of Nathaniel & Sophia Butler 
Oct. 6. Lewis Ryerze, son of Orris Ryerze, dec, & Sarah, his 
Catharine Decker, dau. of Richard & Mary Ann Decker 
Oct. ao. Abraham Merrill, single, blacksmith, son of Abm. & 
Mary Merrill 
Eleonor Merrill, single, dau. of John & Elizabeth 
Merrill. Md. in the church 
Oct. 31. Oliver Decker, single, son of Abm. Decker & Mary, his 
wife, deed. 
Hannah Simonson, single, dau. of Bamet & Sarah 
Simonson in whose house thev were married 
Dec a. Gerrit Post, single, son of Abraham and Mary Post 

Elizabeth Blake, single, eldest dau. of Wm. & Ann Blake 
Dec. 33. Jacob Van Pelt, single, son of Samuel, deed., & Sarah 
Ann Van Pelt 
Mary Simonson, single, dau. of Joseph & Rebecca 
Simonson, in presence of witnesses 

181 7. John Blake, single, son of William & Ann Blake 

Jan. I. Mary Van Name, dau. of Aaron & Cath. Van Name. 

Md. in presence of friends at Parsonage 
March 39. Egbert Merrill, single, son of John & Elizabeth Mer- 
rill of this Island 
Mar^ Jones, dau. of Abm. Jones, deed., & Mary, his 

wife. Md. at Parsonage in presence of friends 
April ao. Michael Van Name (or Namur), single, son of Moses, 

deed., & Mary Van Name (or Namur) 
Gertrude Martha Cortelyou, youngest dau. of Jacob. 

deed., & Elizabeth Cortelyou. Md. at house ot 

mother in presence of friends. 
June II. Samuel Coddington, single, son of David Coddington 

& Elizabeth, his wife, m. n. Randolph 
Catharine Jacobson, single, dau. of John V. D. Jacobson, 

Esq., & Hillet je Bedell, his wife. Md. at parents' house 

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i9o8.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island^ N, Y, 255 

1817. John Winant, single, from North side of Island, son of 
July 7. Simon & Sarah Winant 

Martha , dan. of Bamet & Mary Jones, a widow 

Aug. 27. Jeremiah Winant, son of John & Sarah Winant 

Ann Crocheron, single, dau. of John, deed., & Sophia 
Crocheron. Md. at Parsonage 

By Rev. G. A. Hartman. 

181 7. Samuel Egbert, single, son of John & Mary, his wife, 
Nov. 15. m. n. Holmes 

Betsey Blake, dau. of John & Polly Blake 
Dec. 13. Peter Sisk, single, son of John & Sarah Sisk, m. n. 

Mary Wright, single, dau. of Thomas & Cath. Wright, 

m. n. Blake. Md. at Parsonage. 
Dec. 25. Elias Butler, single, son of John Butler and Polly 

Kingston, his wife 
Charlotte Van Pelt, single, dau. of Samuel V. Pelt & 

his wife, Sally, by m. n. Housman. In presence of a 

few friends at the Parsonage 

1818. Joseph Lake, single, son of Joseph & Maria Lake, m. n. 
Jan. 31. Coursen 

Ann Jane Tuthill, dau. of Israel & Elizabeth Tuthill, 

by m. n. Janer. Md. at parsonage in presence of 

John Locker & Maria V. Namur 
March 8. Terrence R. Ryers, single, son of Orris & Sarah Ryers 
Ellen H. Decker, single, dau. of Matthias & Lydia 

April 18. Abraham Seguine, single, son of John & Rachel 

Elizabeth Simonson, single, dau. of Joseph & Rebecca 

Simonson. Md. at parsonage in presence of Wm. H. 

Fountain & Lydia Seguine 

May II. Saul, I Blacks, ^^^o^fi^^g ^^ P^^^r Decker 

Louisa, J ^ free woman. Md. in Ch. by per- 
mission in writing from Mr. Decker 
Aug. 23. Peter Van Pelt, single, son of David & Ann Van Pelt 
Rachel Haughabout, single, dau. of Peter, dec, & Han- 
nah, his wife. Md. at Parsonage, John Selenf & 
Eliza Housman, witnesses 
Sept 8. James Wood, widower, son of Abraham, deed., & Ruth, 
his wife 
Esther Prue, single, dau. of Revd. Elias & Esther Prue. 
Md. at Parsonage. All of this Island 
Dec. 15. James Egbert, Sen., widower, son of Tunis & Ann 
Martha Egbert, m. n. Burbank, widow of Abraham 
Egbert, shoemaker. Md. at bride's residence in 
presence of their children & others 

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256 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N, Y, [Oct., 

Dec. 26. Jacob Harzen, single, of Elizabethtown, N. Jersey, son 
of Cornelius & Ann Harzan of York Island 
Margaretta Ferine, single, dan. of Abm. & Sarah 
Ferine, at whose house they were md. in presence of 

1 819. Jonothon Merril, single, son of Richard Merril & 
Jan. 7. Martha, his wife, m. n. Hooper 

Maria Ee^bert, sincfle, dau. of James Egbert, Sen., & 
wife Elizabeth, by m. n. Martinse. Md. at house of 
Bride's parents in presence of friends 
Oct. 2. Vincent Fountain, single, son of Vincent & Else Foun- 
Catharine Butler, single, dau. of Isaac & Cath. Butler, 
both deed. Md. at Parsonage in presence of bride's 
brother Vincent Butler 
Oct. 1 2. Abraham Tyson, single, son of Richard Ty^on, widower 
Ann Uousman, single, dau. of Aaron Housman & wife 
Mary, by m. n. Morgan. Md. at Farsonage in 
presence of Richard Johnson, Rebecca Courson. 
By Rev. Benj. Mortimer of N. Y. 
Oct. 25. Richard Tyson, widower 

Elizabeth Cortelyou, widow. Md. at her dwelling. No 
other parties present but the clergyman, G. A. Hart- 
Dec. 14. John Davis, son of John Davis, deed., & Sally, his wife 
Jane Wood, dau. of Richd. & Cath. Wood. Md. in 
presence of Feter Johnson & Lucy Rodgers 
Dec. 14. George Van Felt, son of Feter & Mary Van Felt 

Ann Moore, dau. of James & Catharine Moore. In 
presence of John Van Felt & James Moore, brothers 
to bride & bridegroom 

1820. Abraham Van Duser, single, son of Daniel V. Duzer & 
Jan. I. Ann, his wife 

Jane Vanderbilt, single, dau. of Cornelius Vanderbilt 
& Fhebe, his wife. Md. at Farsonage, number of 
friends present 
Jan. 4. Robert Wilson, free colored man 

Nellie Simonson, free colored woman, etc. 
Jan. 22. Moses Decker, single, son of Samuel Decker & Rebecca, 
his wife, by m. n. Decker 
Lenah Fugh, single, dau. of Nicholas Fugh & Caty, his 
wife, by m. n. Decker. Md. in presence of Lydia 
Decker & James, bro. of bridegroom 
March 18. Abraham Stilwill, son of Abraham & Caty Stilwill* 
dec, N. side of Island 
Mary Scharret, dau. of John & Mary Sharret. In 
presence of Nicholas Daniels, Gitty Stilwill and 
Susan Ann Sharret 
May 12. Daniel Jones, son of Barent Jones & Mary, his wife 

Jane Banta, dau. of Jacob & Eliza Banta. Md. at Par- 
sonage in presence of Bedell Johnston & Jane Wood 

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IQOS.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N.Y, 257 

1820. John, ) Of a-,i_c l>©longing to Mr. Abm. Praul 
April 3. Charity, ) °^^^^^ belonging to Mrs. Ryersz 

May 14. Thomasjohnston, ) p, ^ belonging to JohnFountain 
Sally Peterson, ) ^^*^*s» free, residing with Mr. Du- 
May ao. Tames Scharrot, son of James & Hannah Scharrot 

Jane Jennines, dan. of Lambert Jennings & Mary, his 
wife, deed. Md. at Parsonage in pres. of Kichd. 
Johnston, Nancy White 
May 94. David Cannon, son of Thomas & Betsy Cannon 

Margaret Cannon, dan. of Isaac & Elizabeth Cannon. 
Md. at Parsonage 
Jnne 3. Harry, ) bi^cVs belonging to Jesse Oakley 

Tenor, ) "^^^*> belonging to Mary Seguine. By per- 
mission of their masters 
Jnne 15. James Moore, single, son of James & Catharine Moore, 
m. n. Perine 
Sarah Cannon, single, dau. of John & Ann Cannon. 
Md. at Parsonage in pres. of Joseph Shaddock & 
Martha Ann Taylor 
Jnly 4. Daniel Martling, single, son of Benjm. Martling & 
Elizabeth, his wife 
Mar^ Blake, single, dan. of Edwd. Blake & Mary, his 
wife. Md. at honse of Daniel Gn]ron, Esq., in 

Sresence of J[ames Salter & Ann Martling 
^ ^ n Egbert, single, son of Abraham & Nancy Egbert, 
"^ m. n. Martinoe 

Lydia Seguine, single, dau. of John Seguine & Rachel, 
his wife, m. n. Mitchell. In pres. of Abm. Bird & 
Lenah Perine 
Nov. 18. John Cannon, single, son of John & Ann Cannon 

Dinah Swaim, dau. of John & Martha Swaim. Md. at 
house of Mr. Martinus Swaim near Richmond 
Nov. a6. Daniel Wood, single, son of Stephen Wood & Diodema, 
his wife, m. n. Housman 
Deborah Mott, single, dau. of James & Appolonia Mott, 
by m. n. Scharrot. Md. at mother's house in presence 
of John Scharrot & Susan Ann Scharrot 
Dec. 6. John Goodheart, single, residing near Woodbridge, N. 
Jersey, son of Christopher Goodheart & Sophia, h is wife 
Tabitha Merril, dau. of Richard Merril & Marth, his 
wife, m. n. Hooper 

182 1. Daniel Buskirk, son of Philip Buskirk & Phebe, his 
March a a. wife, m. n. Tucker 

Hannah Cannon, dau. of Andrew Cannon & Polly, his 
wife, m. n. Wright. Md. at Parsonage in presence 
of Benjamin Bedell & Judah Wright 
June 3. Aaron Johnson, single, son of Daniel & Margaret 

Elisabeth Praul, single, dau. of Peter & Abigail Praul. 
In presence of James Colon & wife, the sister of 
Mrs. Johnson 


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258 Records of the United Brethren CongregatioH^Staten Island, N.Y, [Oct., 

1 82 1. Peter Burbank, single, son of Abraham Burbank & 
June 23. Lenah, his wife 

Hannah Butler, single, dau. of Tames Butler & Cath- 
arine, his wife. In presence of Newton Post& Eliza 
June 23. Newton Post, single, son of Francis Post & Experience, 
his wife, deed. 
Eliza Herrinfifton, single, dau. of William Herrington 
& Betsey, his wife. Md. at Parsonage, in pres. of 
Peter Burbank & Hannah, his wife 
July 21. Thomas, ) Blocks. l>«longing to Col. Nicholas Burger 
Maria, ) ^ belonging to Mr. Denyse D. Denyse. 

Md. by consent of their masters 
Sept. 26. Cornelius Van Name ^or Namur), son of Aaron Van 
Name & wife Cathanna, by m. n. Bartholew 
Rebekah Coursen, single, dau. of Danl. Coursen & his 
wife Rebekah, m. n. Martinoe. Md. at Parsonage in 
pres. of Abraham Martling & Mary Courson 
Oct. 31. Peter Woglom, single, son of Simon Woglom & wife 
Elisabeth, m. n. Dubois 
Susan Simonson, single, dau. of Arthur Simonson & 
Harriet, his wife, m. n. Prickett. Md. at Parsonage 
Oct. 18. Jacob Johnson, single, son of Jacob Johnson & Betsey, 
his w., m. n. Haughabout 
Ann Burbank, single, dau. of John Burbank & his wife 
Ann, m. n. Egbert 
Dec. 8. Peter Post, son of Garrit Post & Winie, his wife, by m. 
n. Bush 
Mary Bartholew, dau. of John Bartholew, deed., & 
Mary, his wife, by m. n. Falmer. Md. at Parsonage 
Dec. 19. Jacob Rozeau Cropsy, single, son of Hermanns Cropsy 
& w. Elizabeth, m. n. Rozeau 
Elizabeth Cortelyou, dau. of Peter Cortelyou & Amy, 
his wife, m. n. Hilliard. Md. at bride's parents' 
Dec. 30. Bill, belonging to Mr. Parkinson at Old town 

Dine, free Black. Md. by permission of master 

1822. Stacy D. Kenison, single, son of Stacy Kenison & Eliz- 
March 30. abeth, his wife, deed. 

Maria Bush, single, dau. of William & Ann Bush, m. n. 
Van Namur. Md. at parsonage 
Aug. 28. John Van Pelt, single, son of Peter Van Pelt & his 
wife, by m. n. Colon, dec. 

Susan Cnristopher, single, dau. of John & Elizabeth 
Christopher, in presence of Jacob van Cleef & Cath- 
arine Wood at Parsonage 
Sept. ID. John Crocheron, single, son of Abraham Crocheron & 
Jane Coursen, his wife 

Patience Egbert, dau. of Tunis & Ann Egbert, m. n. 
Burbank. Md. at Parsonage 

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igoS.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation^ Staten Island, N. V. 2 59 

Oct. 2. Capt. Moses Mills, son of Revd. John Mills & Jemimah, 
his wife 
Mrs. Mary Brintley, dau. of Oliver & Sarah Taylor. 
Md. at Parsonage 
Nov. 3. Anzell Hill, son of Bphraim & Sarah Hill 

Lenah Ferine, dau. of Cornelius & Magdalen Ferine 
at Quarantine. Md. at house of George Van Felt in 

Sresence of Rev. Mr. Mortimer & number of friends 
n Miers, son of Derick & Mary, his wife 
Slartha Van Cleef, dau. of Daniel & Anletchy Van 
Cleef. Md. at Farsonage 
Nov. 13. Joshua Mercereau, single, son of Stephen & Elisabeth 
Maria Sharrot. dau. of John & Catharine Sharrot, m. n. 
Ferine. Ma. at her father's house 
Dec. 95. James Johnson, widower, son of Edward & Folly 
Johnson, m. n. Sharrot 
Ann Martling, dau. of John & Cath. Martling. Md. at 
Dec. 26. Thomas Jackson, ) gi^jj^o belonging to Col. Burger. 
Judy Crockeron, J ' free. By his written per- 

1823. Merrel Hilliard, single, son of John Hilliard, Esq. 
Jan. 2. Eliza Coursen, single, dau. of Kichard Coursen & wife 

m. n. Egbert. In presence of father & friends 
Jan. 2. Harry Swaim, ) BUcks. ^^ permission of their re- 
Eliza Barnes, j ^ spective masters, John V. D. 
Jacobson & ueo. Western Barnes, Esq. 
Feb. 15. Daniel Jackson, ) r»/vi^^-.ii ^7 permission of their 

Mary Seely, f ^oiorea, master Edward Ferine 
March 23. John Van Duser, single, son of Daniel Van Duser & 
Ann, his wife 
Sarah Vanderbilt, single, dau. of John & Elizabeth 
Vanderbilt, m. n. Taylor. Md. in church 
April 9. Daniel Mersereau, single, son of Stephen Mersereau 
Ellen Maria Lozier, dau. of Jacob & Sarah Lozier, m. 
n. Beatty 
May II. Jacob Van Cleef , son of Daniel & Letty Van Cleef 

Catharine Wood, single, dau. of Timothy Wood 
^^7 17* Jacob Bush, son of Nicholas Bush & Cat^, dec. 

Mary Cairns, dau. of John & Harriet Caims 
May 17. Aaron Drake 

Ellen Decker, dau. of Barnet & Catharine Decker 
May 24. FeterVanFelt, single, son of Jacob & Catharine Van Felt 
Elizabeth Dedcer, dau. of Barnet Decker & Catharine, 
his wife 
June 4. Aaron Saffin, widower, son of William 

Widow Eliza Foot, dau. of William & Sarah . Md. 

at Farsonage 
June 8. James Britton, son of John & Rachel Britton 

Frances Sylvy, Richard & Hester Sylvy. Md. at Far- 

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26o Records of the United Brethren Congregation^ Staten Island, N. K [Oct., 

1823. Jesse Paulus, single, son of Cornelius & Sophia Paulus 
June 8. Sarah Simonson, single, dau. of Joseph & Rebekah 

Simonson. Md. at Parsonage. 
June 19. John Wood, single, son of Stephen & Deina (or Demah?) 
Mary Vroom, single, dau. of Christopher & Mary Vroom 
July 19. Edward Vanderbilt, single, son of John & Elizabeth 
Mary Ann Egbert, single, dau. of Cornelius Egbert, 
dec. Md. at Parsonage 
Oct. 4. Ebenezer Davis, son of Ebenezer & Rachel Davis 

Elizabeth Merrell, dau. of Abraham & Ann Merrell. 
Md. at Parsonage 
Oct. 18. John Taylor, son of Abraham Taylor & Catharine, his 
Grace Thatcher, dau. of Charles & Elizabeth Thatcher, 
deed. Md. at Parsonage 
Oct. 29. John Dorse tt, single, son of John and Martha Dorsett 

Ellen Connover Cropsy, dau. of Nichs. & Cropsy, 

m. n. Winant 
Dec. 13. Abraham Martling, son of John & Catharine Martling 
Elizabeth Wright, dau. of Thomas & Catharine, his wife 

1824. Richard Decker, single, son of Richard & Mary Ann, 
Jan. 6. his wife 

Eliza Egbert, dau. of Joseph & Jane Egbert, m. n. 
April 4. Paris M. Davis, son of Richard & Sarah Moore Davis 
of N. Y. 
Eliza Jane Lake, dau. of Richard & Mary Lake of 
Staten Island. Md. at Parsonage in presence of Mrs. 
Price, the bride's sister & her husband 
May 9. Henry Kruser, son of John & Miami Kruser 

Ellen Simonson, dau. of Arthur & Mary Simonson. 
Md. at church 
June 13. Jacob Vreeland, single, son of George & Rebecca Vree- 
Betsy Lockman, single, dau. of Joseph & Jane Lock- 
man. Md. at Parsonage 
June 16. John Barron, single, son of Joseph & Fanny Barron of 
Woodbridge, N. T. 
Mary Connor, single, dau. of Richard Connor, Esg., & 
his wife Sophia, m. n. Clawson. Md. at bride's 
June 22. Vincent Bodine, single, son of Vincent Bodine, dec, & 
his wife, by m. n. Blake 
Mary Ann Burbank, single, dau. of Isaac & Sally Bur- 
bank, m. n. Egbert. Md. at Bride's parents 

Aug. 15. Abraham Bird, single, son of & Martha Bird 

Susan Ann Perine, dau. of Cornelius Perine & wife. 
Md. at Parsonage 

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1824. Israel Decker, son of Israel & Leah, deed.. Decker 
Sept. 22. Catharine Bartholen, dau. of John & Maiy Bartholen. 

Md. at Parsonage in presence of Abraham Decker & 
Mary Coursen 
Sept. 29. Daniel Stilwell, single, from Long Island 

Hester Silvy, dau. of Richard & Hester Silvy, by m. n. 
Taylor. Md. at Bride's parents 

Oct. 23. Bamt Seaman, ) Colored ^^^^^^& ^^ Daniel W. Lake 

Margaret Price, f ^^ " » & md. by his permission 
Nov. 18. Edward Barnes, single, son of John & Margrett Barnes 
Maria Merrill, single, dau. of Mr. Abraham Merrill. 
Md. at Parsonage 
Dec. II. Cornelius Egbert, single, son of Abraham, dec, Egbert 
& Nancy, his wife, m. n. Martinoe 
Maria De Pu^h, dau. of Nicholas & Catharine De 
Pugh. Md. in presence of friends 
Dec. 18. Daniel Simonson, son of John & Phebe Simonson 

Sally Ann De Pugh, dau. of Abraham & Mary^ De 
Pugh. Md. in presence of Capt. Edward Penne & 
Mrs. Eliza C. Hartman 
Daniel Jackson, 1 belonging to Mr. Edward 

> Colored, Penne 

Ann , ) widow, belonging to Mr. 

Edward Beatty. By consent of their masters 
Charles, ) p-,i^-^j a freeman 
Sarah, ) ^^^r^^* residing at James Egbert, Jr. 

1825. Richard Connor, single, son of Richard Connor, Esq., 
Jan. 6. & Sophia, his wife, by m. n. Clawson 

Sarah Egbert, single, dau. of Tanes Egbert & Elizabeth, 

his wife, m. n. Martino. Md. at Bride's parents in 

presence of friends 
Jan. 8. Matthew Decker, single, son of Abraham Decker, deed., 

& Catharine, his wife 
Eliza Cole, single, dau. of Richard Cole & Ann, his 

wife, both deed. Md. at house of Joseph Egbert in 

presence of friends 
March 17. John Wood, widower, parents deceased 

Catharine Jacobson, widow, dau. of Richard & Sophia 

Conner, m. n. Clawson. Md. at Mr. Conners in 

presence of friends 

March as. ^es^G^etson. ^r^^ Colored. 

April 7. Abel Cannon, son of John & Ann Cannon 

Catharine Moore, dau. of James & Catharine Moore. 

Md. at Parsonage 

April 17. John Davis, single, of Mass., son of Jacob Davis & 

Harriott (Reed), his wife 

Susan Ann Scharrot, dau. of John Scharrot & Mary, 

his wife. Md. at house of Aom. Stilwell, North side 

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262 Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N. K lOct., 

Cornelius Egbert, son of John Egbert & Mary (Holmes), 
his wife 

Catharine Lake, dau. of Bamet Lake, deed., & Cath., 
his wife. Md. at the bride's mother's 

Lawrence Crips, and aged widower 

Polly Lake, single, dau. of William Lake. Md. at Par- 

Henry Garretson, ) coIq-^ (Tee 

Mary Lawrence, J ^^^"'^^j belonging to Mr. Simon 

Thomas Disosway, \ Colored, both free, residing with 
Diana Clarkson, ) Hermanns Guion, Esqr. 
Abraham Decker, single, son of Israel & Rachel Decker 
Catharine Maria Pryor, single, dau. of Andrew & 
Elizabeth Pryor 
July 31. Cornelius Marston, son of John & Deborah Marston 

Mary Butler, dau. of James & Catharine Butler. Md. 
at Parsonage. In presence of John Laferge & 
Matilda Marston 
Sept. 4. Georee Avery, son of Geo. Avery, deed., & Grace, his 
Catharine Crips, dau. of James & Sallv Crips. Md. at 
Parsonage m pres. of Lewis Mitchell & Ann Simon- 
Nov. I. John N. Tooker, single 

Maria Jacobson, dau. of John V. D. Jacobson, Esqr., & 
Hilletje, his wife. Md. at house of Mr. Jacobson in 
presence of large number of friends 
Nov. 20. John Merrell, single, son of Abm. Merrell, dec, & Ann, 
his wife 
Margarett Housman, single, dau. of Abm. Housman & 
Hester, his wife. Md. at Parsonage 
Nov. 27. William Ross, son of William Ross 

Margrett Simonsen, dau. of Reuben & Jane Simon- 
son, m. n. Decker. Md. at Parsonage 
Nov. 30. Abraham Housman, son of Abraham Housman & wife 
Margarett Bodine, dau. of James Bodine & Margarett, 
his wife. Md. at house of Mr. Bodine 
Dec. 15, Barsillai Burr, of New Jersey 

Ann Beatty, dau. of John & Elizabeth Beatty. Md. at 
house of Mr. Beatty 
1826. Garret Ellis, son of Garret & Mary Ellis 
March 18. Susan Butler, dau. of Nathaniel, deed., & Sophia Butler, 

his wife 
April 2. Edward Merrell, single, son of John & Elizabeth Merrel 
Catharine Shields, single, dau. of Thomas & Ann 
Shields. Md. at house of Mr. Bogart in the Manor 
June 14. Gabriel Martino, son of Benajah & Hannah Martino^ 
m. n. Decker 
Eliza Catharine Martling, dau. of John & Dorcas Mart- 
ling, by m. n. Laforge. Md. at house of parents 

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1908.] Records of the United Brethren Congregation, Staten Island, N. Y. 263 

1826. James McLaughlin, single 

July 27. Caroline Jaques^ residing on North side of Island. Md. 
at Parsonage m presence of John M. Tooker & Israel 
Aug. 5. S^uel Johnson, ) by permission of his mas- 

• Colored, ter, Judge Mercereau 
Hagar Thomas, ) free 

Aug. 16. Benjamin Praul 

BUen Beatty, dau. of Edward & Eleanor, dec, Beatty. 
Md. at Parsonage 
Oct. II. John La Forge, son of David La Forge, dec, & Ger- 
trude, his wife, m. n. Martling 
Cornelia Simonson, dau. of John Simonson, dec, & 
Nancy, his wife. Md. at Parsonage 
Nov. 21. Walter Wendel, single, son of Peter & Sarah Wandel 
Ann De Puy, dau. of John & Ann DePuy. Md. at 

1827. Ellis Mundy, son of Joshua & Phebe Mundy 

Jan. 6. Sarah Ann Egbert, dau. of Tunis Egbert & Sarah, his 

wife, m. n. barton, in whose house she was md. 
Feb. 5. Stephen Mcintosh, son of Charles & Margarett Mc- 
Mary M. Marsac, dau. of Michael & Rachel Marsac, m. 
n. Jennings, in whose house she was md. 
Feb. 18. Richard Johnson, son of James & Phebe Johnson 

Susan Van Pelt, dau. of reter & Margaret Van Pelt 
March 24. David Wood, son of James Wood, dec, & Elisabeth, 
his wife 
Eliza De Puy, dau. of Nicholas & Cath. De Puy. Md. 
at Mr. De Puy's in presence of friends 
March 24. Winant Haughabout, son of Peter & Ellen Haughabout 
Sarah Britton, dau. of John & Rachel Britton. Md. in 
church in presence of friends 
March 29. Capt. Benson Seaman, son of Wm. & Elizabeth Sea- 
man of N. Y. 
Eliza Tacobson, dau. of John V. D. Jacobson, dec, & 
Helfetje, his wife. Md. at house of Samuel Cod- 
dington at N. Y. 
April 22. Nathan Decker, son of John & his wife, dec. 

Mary Ann Bedell, dau. of James & Esther Bedell. Md. 
at Parsonage 
April 22. Israel De Puy, son of Nicholas & Elizabeth, his wife, 
Eliza Ann Decker, dau. of Abm. & Mary Decker, dec. 
Md. at Parsonage at same time as above 
May 6. Matthew De Pugh, son of John De Pugh & Ann, his 
wife, dec. 
Maria Simonson, dau. of John & Phebe Simonson. 
Md. at Parsonage in pres. of Walter Wendel & his 

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June 23. 

Aug. 2. 

Aug. 22. 
Oct 17. 

Nov. 24. 
Dec. 10. 
Dec. 23. 
Dec. 31. 

Jan. 15. 

Feb. 14. 

March 6. 







John Merrell, son of Thomas Merrell, dec., & Mag- 
dalen, his wife 
Elizabeth Davis, widow, dau. of Abraham Merrell, 

dec, & Ann, his wife. Md. in presence of number 

of friends 
Adam A. Doyle, formerly of Chambersbur^h, Penna.9 

son of Robert Doyle, dec., & Elizabeth, his wife 
Catharine Merrell, dau. of John T. Merrell & Eliza, 

his wife. Md. at Parsonage 
Daniel Butler, son of Isaac & Catharine Butler 
Eliza Egbert, dau. of Cornelius Egbert, deed. Md. at 

James Mussentine, of Philadelphia, son of John & 

Margaret Mussentine, dec. 
Catharine La Forge, widow, dau. of John & Susan 

Pryor. Md. at the Parsonage 
John Decker, son of John & Martha Decker 
barah Alston, dau. of Japhet & Sarah Alston. In 

presence of Abm. Decker & Eliza Christopher 
James Beatty, son of Edward & Eleanor Beatty, dec. 
Ann M. Bryant, dau. of David & Jane Bryant. Md. at 

house of the mother in N. Y. 
Cornelius Vanderbilt, son of John & Betsy Vanderbilt 
Eliza Martline, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Martling, 

both dec. Md. at Parsonage 
Peter Van Pelt, son of Richd. Van Pelt, dec, & Elisa- 
beth, his wife 
Betsy Butler, dau. of Tames & Catharine Butler. Md. 

in presence of friends at Parsonage 
David Moore, single, son of James & Catharine Moore, 

m. n. Ferine 
Mary Ann Barton, single, dau. of Barton & Lucy, 

his wife, m. n. Egbert. Md. at house of her gr.- 

father John Egbert 
Israel Wood, son of William Wood, dec, & his wife 
Mary Parker, dau. of Nathaniel & Sally Parker. Md. 

at parents' house 

John Freeman, ) , 
tary Prue, j 
George W. Chambers, son of Wm. & Mary Chambers, 

Hannah Simonson, dau. of John & Ann Simonson. 

Md. at Parsonage in presence of friends 
Lewis Mitchel, single, son of Peter Mitchel & Sarah, 

his wife 
Mary Boram, John & Sarah Boram, both dec Md. at 

Abraham Sharrot, son of John & Maiy Sharrot 
Margaret Housman, dau. of Benjamm & Letty Hous- 



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1828. Benjamin Price, son of Elias Price & Esther, his wife 
Aug. 3. Jane Blake, dan. of John & Mary Blake. Md. in 

presence of a number of friends 
Aug. 10. Joseph R. Heath, widower, from N. Y., son of Simon 
A. Heath & Eliza, his wife 
Sarah Egbert, widow, dau. of Richard & Martha 
Sept. 7. James Sharrot, Senr., son of Richard Sharrot, Senr., 
gatekeeper at Quarantine 
Mrs. Van Cleef, widow. Md. at Parsonage, a number 
of friends being present 
Sept. II. Abraham Praul, single 

Isabella Beatty, dau. of Edward & Eleanor Beatty, 
both deed. Md. at house of Benjamin Praul 
Nov. 29. William Egbert, son of John Egbert, Senr., & his wife, 
Mary Ann Lake, daug. of Widow Catharine Lake at 
whose house the marriage took place 
Dec. 14. Elias Price, single, son of David Price & Ruth Ellen, 
his wife 
Polly Menee, dau. of Peter Menee & Sally, his wife 
Dec. 31. Charles D. Wood, widower, son of James & Ann Wood 
Elizabeth Jones, single, dau. of Abm. Jones, dec, & 
Elsy, his wife 

1829. James Wood, single, at the Long Neck, son of John & 
Feb. 18. Mary Wood 

Abbey Ann Simonson, single, dau. of Reuben Simon- 
son & Jane, his wife. At whose house they were 
March 2. William Winnings, widower, from N. Y., son of Wm. & 
Isabella Winnings, dec. 
Ann Simonson, dau. of Joseph & Rebekah Simonson. 
Md. at Parsonage in presence of friends 
May 30. Joseph Bedillion, ) CxAarp^iK formerly of N. Jersey 

Eliza Peterson, J '^*^^®^» formerly at G. W. Barnes 

May 30. Aaron Pardon, ) Colored ^* ]^^Z^ Seguine's 

Hannah Jackson, J ' sister to Beaillion's wife 

Nov. 15. John W. Burbank, single, son of Jacob & Ann Burbank, 
by m. n. Wandell 
Gertrude Egbert, single, dau. of Abm. Egbert, dec, & 
Ann Martha, his wife. Md. in minister's dwelling 
Dec. 30. Stephen Sauire, widower 

Martha Egoert, widow. In presence of Moses Egbert 
& wife in whose house they were married 
Dec. 25. John Emmot to Maria Andee, Colored, living at Mr. 

1830. Abraham Garretson, single, son of Col. John Garretson 
Feb. 3. & Elizabeth, his wife, m. n. Conner 

Eliza Sanders, single, dau. of Peter & Eliza Sanders. 
In presence of Peter Dorsett & Jane M. Betts 

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1830. Joseph Christopher, single, son of Joseph & Elizabeth 
May 4. Christopher 

Maria Martino, single, dan. of Stephen Martino, dec, 
& Eleanor, his wife. In presence of Holmes Egbert, 
Ellen Haughabout & Eliza C. Hartman 
May 26. Daniel Mersereau, single, son of Daniel & Ann Merserean 
Lncretia (Christiana?) Sharrot, single, dan. of John & 
Catharine Sharrot 
July 15. Augustus Luckenbach, age 24, single, son of Samuel & 
Sarah Luckenbach of Bethlehem, Penn. 
Matilda Jacobson, 17 yrs., dau. of John V. D. Jacobson 
& Hilletje, his wife. Md. at house of Samuel Cod- 
dington, Esq., in presence of number of friends 
Oct. 24. Joseph Egbert, single, son of Abm. Egbert, dec., & 
Ann, his wife 
Eliza Fountain, single, dau. of Anthony Fountain, Jr., 
& Nancy, his wife. Md. at church 
Nov. 10. Andrew B. Decker, single, son of Jeseph Decker & 
Catharina, his wife 
Patience Crocheron, widow, m. n. Egbert. Md. at 
house of her mother, Mrs. Ann Egbert 

1 83 1. Tames Beatty, son of Thomas & Susan Beatty of N. J. 
March 22. Maria Housman, dau. of Richard & Judith Housman 

of this island. Present, Edwd. Johnson, Jr., & Maria 
June 16. Mathias Decker, son of David Decker & Catharine, his 
wife, m. n. Decker 
Jane Decker, dau. of John Decker, dec, & Ann, his 
wife. Md. at house of bride's mother 
June 18. John Simonson, widower, son of Arthur & Mary 
Rachel Baker, dau. of Jeremiah & Debby Ann Baker. 
In presence of Wm. S. Brown & Mary Burbank 
Aug. 14. Charles Barbour, single, son of Edward & Margrett 
Eliza Christopher, single, dau. of John Christopher & 
Elizabeth, his wife, both dec. 
Oct. 8. James Simonson, son of Abm. Simonson, dec, & Susan- 
nah, his wife 
Catharine Butler, single, dau. of James Butler & Cath., 
his wife, dec. In presence of Eliza Ann Morgan & 
Jacob Mersereau 

1832. Stephen Martling, son of Garret Martling & Mary 
March 15. Wood, his wife 

Mary Ann Bodine, widow, m. n. Burbank. In presence 

of Br. Edward & Nathan Housman 
Bamt Siebem, wid., to Delia Jackson, Colored 
Oct. 14. Abraham M. Steward, single, son of Thomas Steward, 

dec, & HanuBh, his wife 
Marjr Ann Burgher, single, dau. of Mathias Burgher & 

wife. In presence of Jacob Garretson & Margaret 

Ann Tyson 

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1833. John C. Thompsen, son of John E. Thompsen, dec, 
May a6. grocer of Tompkinsville, & Mary Lake 

Elizabeth Johnson, dau. of Anthony & Fanny Johnson. 
In presence of Ephraim & Addria Johnson 
July 17. Edward Burbank, single, son of Isaac & Sally Burbank, 
by m. n. Egbert 
Jane Britton, single, dan. of Nathaniel & Mary Britton, 
m. n. Bodine 
Ang. I. John Burgher, single, son of Mathias & Hannah 
Burgher, m. n. Tyson 
Elizabeth Stilwell, single, dau. of Daniel & Hannah 
Stilwell. Md. in presence of friends 
Dec. 29. Abraham Bodine, son of James & Margaret Bodine, dec. 
Abby Ann Kinsy, dau. of Benjamin & Susan Ann Kinsy. 
In presence of John Kinsy, her brother, & of Ann 
Merrel. Md. in church 

1834. Edward Johnson, single, son of Edward & Mary John- 
Jan. 8. son, m. n. Sharrot 

Hannah Housman, dau. of Richard & Judith Housman. 
Md. at Parsonage in presence of Jeremiah & Judith 
Jan. I a. Daniel Haughwout, single, son of Francis & Esther 
Jane Jones, dau, of Abm. & Alice Jones. At par- 
sonage in ores, of Jacob Winant, Presilla Tones 
Feb. 13. Capt. Jacob H. Vanderbilt, son pf Cornelius Vanderbilt, 
oec, late of this Island 
Euphemia M. Banta, dau. of Wiart Banta, dec, & Sylva, 
his wife, of N. Y., where they were md. in presence 
of friends 
May 21. Samuel Lesher. Both from Germany now at Tomp- 

Elizabeth Nedicker. kinsville 

May 26. Leonhart Wilhelmin. Both frpm Grermany now at 

Catharine Maurer. Tompkinsville 

June 22. Elias Price, son of Rev. Elias Price of Methodist Ch. 
& Hester his wife 
Mary Ann Lake, dau. of Joseph & Mary Lake 
Aug. 13. James Thompson, son of Robert Thompson & Susan, 
his wife, dec. 
Charity Guyon Romer, dau. of James & Mary Romer. 
Md. at parent's house in presence of friends 
Sept. 27. Jacob Housman, son of Benjamin Housman & Mary, 
his wife 
Susan Robbins, dau. of Nathaniel Robbins, dec, & 
Mary, his wife. In presence of John & Mary Ann 
Nov. 4. Dennis Sullivan, single 

Elizabeth Vanderbilt, dau. of Capt. John Vanderbilt & 
Celia, his wife. Md. in presence of friends in dwell- 
ing of her parents at " town Point," New Jersey 
Nov. 19. James Egbert, son of James Egbert, dec, & Sally, his wife 
Eliza Decker, dau. of Abm., dec, & Ann, his wife 

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1834. William Francis Post, single, son of Francis Post, dec, 
Nov. 19. & Sarah, his wife 

Martha Ann Egbert, dan. of James Egbert, dec, & 
Sally, his wife. Md. at Parsonage 
Dec. 26. George Lentz. Both from Grermany now at Tomp- 

Magcmlen Jacky. kinsville 

Dec 30. Israel O. Dissasway, single, son of Israel R. Dissasway 
& Ann, his wife 
Lucretia Jacobson, youngest dan. of John V. D. Jacob- 
son, & Hellethay, his wife, both dec Md. in presence 
of friends 

1835. William Townsend, single, son of John & Sarah 
June 14. Townsend 

Dorcas L. Martling, single, dau. of Peter & Elizabeth 
Martline. Md. at dwelling of bride's parents in pres. 
of friends 
March 36. Tunis A. Egbert, widower, son of Abraham & Ann 
Egbert, dec 
Charlotte De Foreest, widow, m. n. Vanderbilt In 
presence of Mrs. Catharine Prall & Eliza C. Hartman 
Sept. 3. Aoraham Lockman, single, son of Richard Lockman & 
Catharina, his wife, dec 
Matilda Britton, single, dau. of Cornelius Britton & 
Jane, his wife, dec Md. in presence of Hamilton & 
Ann Britton, in Parsonage 
Oct. 12. Oliver Martin, single, son of Moses Martin, dec, & 
Nancy, his wife 
Sarah Ann Vanderbilt, single, dau. of Capt. John & 
Presilla Vanderbilt of Elizabeth, Town Point, N. J. 
Md. in presence of a large number of friends 
Oct. 14. Abraham Vanpelt, single, son of David & Ann Vanpelt 
Ellen Maria Dorset, single, dau. of John & Martha 
Dorset, both dec 
Nov. I. Abraham Tyson, single, son of Peter Tyson & Mary, 
his wife, dec. 
Elsie Jane Haughawout Md. in presence of some 
friends in dwelling of minister 
Nov. 23. James Livingston Lynch, single, son of James & 
Rachel Lynch 
Olivia Ann Marsac, dau. of Michael & Rachel Marsac 
Md. at house of Bride's parents 
Nov. 23. WilliamThomas, sonof Thomas& Elizabeth Thomas,dec. 

Mary Ann Hilyer. At same time as above 
Dec 5. Williamson Decker, son of Reuben & Maria Decker, 
both dec 
Mary Bonnel, dau. of Enos & Rachel Bonnel. Md. in 
minister's dwelling in presence of John Baker & 
Eliza Bonnel 
Dec 16. Bamet Tones, son of Daniel & Elizabeth Tones 

Sarah Hatfield, dau. of James & Sarah Hatfield, both 
dec. In minister's dwelling in presence of Thomas 
Christopher & Elizabeth Jones 

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By Hopper Striker Mott. 


LfOng before the first of the name set foot upon New Nether- 
land's soil, this family was rich, prominent, powerful and, as a 
consequence, much respected at Amsterdam. Its history harks 
back to ancient times in Holland where the name was spelled 
both Hoppe and Hoppen, a custom the pioneer in this country 

Prom Beschryvinge Van Amsterdam door Casparus Commelin, 
1 69 1, these data are derived: 

Jan Claesz van Hoppen was Schepen of Amsterdam in 1469, 
*74> '79> *Sii '83> '8S> Councillor of the City 1483, Burgomaster, 
1490, '91, and again Schepen 14^4, '98, 1500, 'oa. Another Jan 
Claesz van Hoppen, doubtless his grandson, was Councillor of 
Amsterdam in 1549, Burgomaster the same year, Schepen 1554- 
again Burgomaster in 1560, '61, '64, '66, '67, '69, '71, '72, and 
Chphan Master in 1562, '63, '65, '68, '70, '73, in September of which 
latter year he died and was succeeded by Grerbrand Klaesz Ban- 
ning. On one of the windows of the Old Church at Amsterdam 
is written, as translated from Vol. I, p. 426: 

" This Church pane has been presented to the church by Jan 
Claasz van Hoppen, who has been Burgomaster, Schepen and 
Councillor of the Citjr, who having been accused of being favor- 
able to the new religion and subsequently taxed with being a 
heretic, was, by his (>>nfessor, as a punishment for his conver- 
sion, ordered to proceed to Rome and there to purge himself, 
where (apparently on account of letters by the clergy from here, 
they knowing that he was a rich man) he was condemned as a 
penance to present this window to the Church, which seems to 
make known what is written on a sheet over his head, floating 
from the Bishop's staflE: 

Nemo Laeditur Nisi se ipso. 
Besides, he was condemned not to drink anything but water dur- 
ing an entire year, but on his trip hither from Rome the use of 
water became very irksome and he returned to Rome and re- 
quested the Pope, because the water in this country was unhealthy 
without having been boiled in hops, to be permitted to boil some 
hops in his drinking water, which (those in Italy not knowing 
this to be beer) was permitted him, thus having been able, owing 
to this use, to mitigate his penance." 

This pane of the Salutation of Maria was made by Dig- 
man. The Hoppe Coat-of-Arms is seen on this pane; he, Hoppen 
himself, lies buried in front of this pane, in the chancel of the 
Holy Virgin, as shown by a certain tombstone whereon the said 
Coat-of-Arms is also to be seen. 

At page 550 it is related: "On the day of the Visitation of 
Our Lady we are bound annually to give every patient in our 


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Hospital a clear white loaf of bread and a pint bf wine which has 
been donated by Jan Claesz van Hoppen and Styn his wife. On 
the 13th of September we are bound, on account of Jan Claesz 
Hoppen, to give the patients a meal consisting of boiled meat 
and wine; and in case the same be fishday, then fish shall be 
served as is proper." 

Page 554: "Jan Klaesz van Hoppen was a regent of the 
Guesthouse or Hospital in 15 11. Jan van Hoppen was a regent 
of the above hospital in 1^47." 

'* But before commencing to preach, the Pastor Jan Aartszpre- 

Eared a Remonstrance to be delivered to the Burgomasters, as 
ad been also done at Haerlem, which Jan Pietersz Reaal had 
delivered by a certain sailor, Pieter van Grieken, at the house of 
Jan Claasz van Hoppe, Burgomaster. But he refused to accept 
It, so that on July 30 the messenger had to deliver it at the City 
Hall, in the Little Tower." 

Page 093: '* Aug. 26, 1566. The Resolution (concerning the 
people of the new religion or protestants) was published through- 
out the town by the sound of the trumpet, in the presence of the 
Burgomaster Tan Klaasz van Hoppen, of Adriaan Paauw, Arent 
Brouwer and Egbert Roeloffz." 

Paee 1005, 1566, circa December. " When now the Colonel, in 
accordance with the Prince's [William the Silent] desire, retained 
the privileges accorded to the militia, everything turned out ri^ht 
and the militia men were invited to the house of the presiding 
Burgomaster Jan Claasz van Hoppe, who admonished them to 
observe harmony and to keep the above compact and rules. In 
the meantime the Prince took leave and departed via Haarlem 
for Antwerp. Since that time also the six chief Captains were 
not much troubled thereafter." 

Page 1014, April 5, 1567. " In accordance with the above priv- 
ileges the choice of delegate from among the City militia is con- 
firmed by Burgomasters Joost Buik, Jan Klaasz van Hoppe and 
Hendrik Comelisz." 

Page 10 19, May 5, 1567. "With approbation of the Court, 
Harman Roodenbug and Adriaan Reyniersz Pauw were charged 
to go with Burgomaster Joost Buyk to Antwerp and to request 
the Duchess [of Parma] not to station a garrison [Spanish] in 
the city. But arriving at Rotterdam they met Burmmaster Jan 
Klaesz Hoppe, who came from Antwerp and intended to return 
to Amsterdam, with orders to go back to Antwerp within four 
days and to reply to the question whether or not those of Ams- 
terdam were inclined to accept a garrison. But the envoys, con- 
tinuing their journey by carnage, met about eighty or a hundred 
ships with soldiers who were already ascendmg the Yael for 
Gouda and further to Amsterdam." 

The following individuals are presumably of the same family: 
From 1666 to 1668 Dr. Comelis Hop was pensionary [chief law 
councillor or Corporation attorney] of Amsterdam. 

In 1678 Dr. Pieter Hop and in 1680 Dr. Comelis Hop were 
Secretaries of the same city. 

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Cornelis Hoppesack was in 1655, Regent of the Poor House in 
Amsterdam, and from 1 648-1 663, Regent of the Poor Honse on 
the Old Side [of the City]. 

Gysbert Michielse Hoppesack was a Regent of the Old Men's 
and Women's House from 1 634-1 639. 

Jan Hendrikz Hoop was a Regent of the Insane Asylum in 


Jan Hendriksz Soop from 1611-1638 was Regent of the same 

Jacob Hop was, in 1690, City Advocate or Corporation Coun- 
sel of Amsterdam, and in the same year Cornelis Hop was one 
of the Twelve Secretaries of that city. 

Vol. II, p. 1027. '*On Feb. 16, 1569, Jan Comelisz Kettelaer 
was imprisoned and Hendrik in de Hoppesack was summoned to 
the Hague [both for having embraced Protestantism]." 

Hoppers was the name of a castle or Noble House in Pries- 
land, in the village of Hemelum, under the district of Hemel- 
umer-Oldevaart and Noordtwolde, in the quarter of Wester^oo, 
says Tooneel der Vereenigde Nederlanden^ (Scenery of the United 
Netherlands) by Frangois Halma, Leeuwaarden, 1725. 

In £U Vroedschap (Town Council) van Amsterdam, 1578-1795, 
Vol. I, pp. 39, 258, are found these data: 

"Jan Claesz van Hoppen was Schepen and Register at Ams- 
terdam in 1549, Burgomaster in 1560. His daughter, Wijburch 
iansdr. van Hoppen m. Jacob Jacobsz. Bennigh, son of Jacob and 
laria Jacobsdr. Verheyen, Register 1578-1581, chosen Deputy 
of the Guard (Schutterijen) May 27, 1578, Schepen 1578, Cloth 
Merchant, Warden of the Cloths, 1580. Buried O. K. (Old Cal- 
ender) Aug. 7, 1581. Their daughter Agnieta Jacobsdr. Ben- 
nigh, b. 1 56 1, became first wife, July 20, 1596, of Dr. Sebastiaen 
Egbertsz, alias Sabastiannus Egberti, who was Register 1602- 
1618, appointed Governor of Maurits, Nov. 3, 1618, Schepen, 1593, 
Burgomaster 1606-8, Commissioned to the Council 1609-1611, 
Hign Professor of Anatomjr in the Atheneum Illustre at Amster- 
dam 1595, Doctor of Medicine resident in 1596 in the Convent of 
the Eleven Thousand Virgins, in 1606 at the Old Side Cemetery 
and upon his death in Kalverstraat. His collective wealth and 
that of his two lamented wives at his death was florins 206,000. 
He was the son of Egbert Meynertsz and Diewer Jacobsdr., was 
bom 1563 and buried O. K. April 16, 162 1." 

The Memoirs of one Joachim Hopper are often quoted. In 
William of Orange bjr Ruth Putnam (N. Y., 1895) at Vol. II, p. 
122, is found: "Joachim Hopper was a learned Doctor of Laws, 
a Fleming, a Catholic and a Nationalist — that is, he was loyal to 
Philip, but wished the Spanish to be withdrawn. In 1566, he 
went to Spain to give the King information on the affairs of the 
Netherlands and remained there as representative of the Prov- 
inces. His counsel to Philip to permit an interregnum at this 
crisis, shows how little he understood the situation at home. As 
a practical man of affairs he was considered very effective. On 
Mlarch 18, 1577, Granville wrote: * The letter seems to be very odd 
and evidently from the forge of poor Sieur Hopperus, who did 

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not write the best French in the world, Grod pardon him. He 
was learned, but knew little of business, as can be plainly seen/ " 

La NoMvelle Biographic Generale, Vol. 25, states he was bom 
at Sneeck in Friesland, Nov. 11, 1523. He received the degree of 
Doctor in 1553 and forsook the profession of teaching the follow- 
ing year, on his appointment as a member of the Grand Conseil 
de Malines. When the Spanish Government undertook the 
creation of a University at Douay, he was put in charge of its 
formation. Called to Madrid in 1566, he became Privy Council- 
lor to Philip II, and Chancellor of Affairs of the Low Countries. 
He was more moderate than the other ministers of that monarch 
and was the author of numerous noted books and Mss. He died 
at the capital, Dec. 15, i«;76. Vide also Motley's i?ij^ 0/ the Dutch 
Republic, Part II, Chap. V; Part IV, Chap. IV. 

Christiaen Hoppe, bom 162 1, at Amsterdam, studied at Helm- 
stadt and in 1647 o^came Lutheran preacher at Enkhuizen. In 
1656, he removed to Haarlem and in 1660 was called to his native 
city where he died in 1670. After 1652 he devoted himself to ed- 
ucating young men for the ministry. A sermon written by him, 
though only of six pages, 4to, was published for the fourth time 
in the year 17 10, forty years after his death. 

Some Colonial Hoppers. 

Three brothers, natives of County Durham, England, settled 
in Flushing, L. I., circa 1675. About the year 1700, they appear 
to have removed to Gloucester County in the vicinity of the town 
of Woodbury, N. J. Here they dwelt for several generations but 
the nearness of a metropolis, and their frequent intermarriage 
with Philadelphia families, led to their gradual removal until now 
none of the name are to be found near Woodbury. Tradition re- 
lates that the brothers were John, Robert and Christopher. The 
first and third individuals appear in the Documentary History as 
residents of Flushing in 1698, but only the descendants of John 
can be traced in succeeding generations. No doubt the destruc- 
tion of the records of that town in 1789 have deprived us of much 
information. The descendants of John are found widely scat- 
tered. Although this line has been supposed to have been 
Quakers, the early Friends* Records in Flushing and Westbury 
do not contain the name. 

Robert Hopper had land in Burlington, N. J., in 1683, and is 
described in the records as of Scarborough, County of York, Eng- 
land. As this county adjoins Durham, the suggestion is raised 
that he might have been one of the three brothers. He was a 
seafaring man and made voyafi^es, as master of the ship The 
Providence between Scarborough and Philadelphia in the year 
above written. His only daughter, or heir, died in England circa 

Capt. James Hopper, bom in Chester, England, was the owner 
in New York City of vessels in the merchant service, 1793. He 
and his brothers were sons of William H. Hopper. This seems 
to be a distinct family from the other New York lines, and de- 
scendants now reside at Utica. 

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A prominent family of the name in Maryland which is repre- 
sented by many branches, traces its ancestry to early times. 
They have been designated as the Eastern Shore Hoppers in dis- 
tinction from the descendants of the Maryland branch of the 
Long Island and Woodbury lines. As early as 1676, Capt. Wil- 
liam Hopper was a member of the Legislature, representing 
Queen Anne's County. 

Hoppers appear to have early settled in Virginia and from 
there spread through western and southern states. These came 
from Ireland or England 

Another line descended from William, John, Hugh and Alex- 
ander who came with their parents from the north of Ireland in 
1753 and settled in the Newberry District, South Carolina. Some 
of these subsequently located in Alabama. 

Descendants of a settler of the name who emigrated from 
Wales to South Carolina about the time of the Revolution and 
later removed to Kentucky, now live in Indiana. One Robert 
Hopper of Ireland, and settled in Payette County, Penn., prior 
to that war, is now represented in the Western States. He is 
said to have had a brother in Maryland, which suggests a possible 
connection with those of the Eastern Shore. 

John and Sarah Hopper who were married in London in 1773, 
were in Philadelphia in 1787, and have descendants in New York 
and Florida. Sarah was of Herefordshire and some of their issue 
were bom in England and some in Philadelphia. 

Sava^'s Genealogical Dictionary gives Daniel Hopper of New 
Haven m 1654, with the suggestion that it was intended for 
Hooper, and in the Rhode Island Census for 1774, is Henry Hop- 
per of South Kingston, with six in family, four males and two 
females. These records indicate that there were early individuals 
of the name in New England. Some of the traditions of the 
Durham Hoppers, state one of the brothers located there. 

Fragmentary records of other families of the name have been 
found in various places and may denote other lines than those 
enumerated. It is of * 

The Holland Hoppers 

that this article relates. Riker's History of Harlem^ p. 4^2, states 
that this family ** of good Dutch antecedents, are descended from 
Andries Hoppen, who, with his wife, Geertje Hendricks, emi- 
grated hither in 1652. He was enrolled in 1653 in the burgher 
corps at New Amsterdam and granted the small burgher right in 
1657, when he owned considerable property in the city; but this 
honor he survived little more than a year." Tradition eives the 
date of arrival as 1620. The pioneer sometimes added, as a 
middle name, the designation Willemszen, denoting that he was 
the son of Willem and wrote his name both with and without the 
final " n." He never lived in Harlem and is mentioned as above 
because he was the great grandfather of Yallass Hopper, who re- 
sided in that section at a much later date. It was not until the 
fourth generation that the termination "r" became regularly 
affixed, a concession required to fit the English pronunciation. 


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274 '^^ Hoppe-Hoppen-Hopper Lineage, , [Oct., 

A general trader and freighter, Hoppe's headquarters were at 
the capital. He traded in peltries, brick, timber, stone, dry 
goods, shoes, earthenware, seawan, tobacco and occasionally even 
sold a boat. With his yacht or sloop, he not only ascended the 
North River as far as Fort Orange, but also made trips to the 
north (the Dutch possessions in present New England) either 
for his own account or with cargoes belon^ng to others. It hap- 
pened more than once that this enterprising trader, in order to 
oe able to buy in a favorable market, mortgaged some of his 
property as security for large quantities of merchandise pur- 
chased by him. Often he appeared before the Worshipful 
Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, either to prosecute claims 
against unwuling or tardy debtors, sometimes also to protect 
himself against too previous or unreasonable creditors, at other 
times to force those who sold him merchandise to live up to the 
conditions of the sale. 

From the little that the records contain about him, we learn 
that he was a strenuous, pushing, enterprising merchant ready 
to go with his ** yacht " wherever there was a call for his services 
where there existed a demand for the commodities which New 
Amsterdam was able to supplv, or where there was an offer of 
certain goods the Capital needed. He was a typical New Ams- 
terdam merchant and though not nearly so wealthy as many 
among them, was the peer of any in enterprise, probity and bus- 
iness sagacity. Well-to-do for those days, he owned a number of 
parcels of real estate, besides his *' yacht '* and stock in trade. 

He bought a plot of land in the City, Nov. ii, 1655, from 
Pieter van den Linden, described as a lot east of the Company's 
five houses, bounded west by Hendrik Kip, southerly close on 
the Old Fiscal's Kitchen. (Hendrik van Dyck, who retired as 
Fiscal in 1652 to be succeeded by Cornells van Tienhoven.) So 
large and small, wide and long as according to the patent there- 
of to said Pieter van den Linden of March 26, 1646. 

This property was on the north side of Bridge Street, between 
Whitehall and Broad {Vide Valentine's Manual, 1861, 582). This 
was probably used for warehouse purposes because at the time it 
stood very near the East River shore. 

Hopper also owned a house and lot on the east side of Broad- 
way, north of Beaver Street. In 1657, the next lot adjoining on 
the north was used by Jacob Leendertsen of Lubec, the southern 
boundary of which was described as being Hopper's lot {yide 
Ibid, p. 592). Andries Hoppe's house, Oct. 25 of this year, was 
on the Broadway, says Year Book, 1900, Holland Society, and 
bounded north by that of Gysbert Imbroeck, east by the sheep 
meadows, south by Gerrit de Miller, and west by the aforesaid 
Heere wagh. It is further located Feb. 8, 1663, as being east of 
Heere Straat and adjoining on the south that of Adam Harden- 
broock, present husband of Annetje Meinders, late widow of En- 
sign Dirck Barensen Smitt, 

On Oct. 12, 1655, the principal burghers subscribed or were 
taxed for certain amounts towards needed repairs to the public 
works. Some offered to contribute in money, others in labor or 

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in kind. Among the latter was Hoppe, who volunteered to fur- 
nish two cargoes of stone. He lived only six years after his 
arrival in the new country, and yet his name is conspicuous in 
the annals of the period. 

Shortly before his death he entered into a contract with Jacob 
Jansen Stoll to purchase Bronck's Land (Morrisania). This 
property contained 250 morgen (500 acres) and was known to the 
Indians bv the name of Ranachque. It is supposed that Jonas 
Bronck, the original owner, was killed by them in 1643. Gov- 
ernor Kieft granted this land Oct. 4, 1644, to Arendt van Curler 
who had married Bronck*s widow and who transferred it to Stoll 
July 10, 165 1. At the session of the Court of Jan. 29, 1661, Geer- 
truyt Andries, said StoU's widow, brought action against Geertje 
Hendricks, widow of Hoppen, for the payment of 400 guilders, 
balance due for the purchase of land and houses, according to 
contract, under hand, between their deceased husbands, and in 
addition two cows. 

The defendant answered that as the plantiff could not deliver 
the sold land free from Indian claims and return the 1300 tiles 
which had been removed from the house, she should be non- 
suited and condemned to pay to her (defendant) the 2400 guilders 
already paid on account 

The court decided that Mrs. Hoppen should pay the balance 
demanded and that a due conveyance and deed should be de- 
livered to her. In reference to the tile '^ she must demand them 
from those who enjoyed them." The deed was thereupon ex- 
ecuted by Matthues de Vos, plaintiff's attorney and is or record 
bearing date Dec. 19, 1662. 

Pending the conclusion of this matter, the widow Hoppen had 
intermarried with Dirck Gerritszen van Tright, van Buuren, 
May 8, 1660, and with his *' approbation and consent" transferred 
the property to Harman Smeeman of "Comoonepau on the 
Maine," on the same day she had taken title. Said Smeeman, 
one of the earliest settlers of Bergen and a magistrate there in 
1 66 1, conveyed the land in question "for a valuable consider- 
ation" to Samuel Bdsall on Oct. 22, 1664, and Governor Nicolls 
issued a royal patent to him therefor on the same date. Bolton's 
Westchester Says that Capt. Richard Morris, the next possessor, 
must have purchased from Edsall c{rca 1670. The property was 
conveyed by letters from Governor Andros to Col. Lewis Morris, 
second proprietor of Morrisania, March 25, 1676. 

During certain sessions of the Court held in 1665 and 1666, 
Thomas Hall, as attorney of Christiaen Davitsen, essayed to 
prove that his client had purchased of Andries Hoppen one half 
of the land, and that Greertje Hendricks, the widow, had sold the 
whole of it to Smeeman without consent and so Hall humbly 
craved judgment of restitution. On June 20, 1665, he demanded 
that she be required to give security for anjr judgment obtained, 
on the eround that she had no fixed domicile in the city. She 
asserted she had a house and lot there, which proved a satisfac- 
tory answer. On the trial she produced an award of arbitrators 
(Johannes van Burgh, Marten Cregier, AUard Anthony and 

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Nicholaes Bayard) dated July 24, 1665, showing that Davitsen had 
resold the land to her. The jury, composed, among others, of 
Isaac Bedlow, Gulian Verplanck, William Bogardus, Walter Sal- 
ter and Johannes de Peyster, decided that the sale made in pres- 
ence of the arbitrators should remain in full force. Plaintiff ap- 
pealed June 6, 1666, but on Sept. 17, all parties appeared before 
Nicolaes Bayard and declared that they had mutually agreed 
" about the difference which was risen about Bronck's Land " and 
requested him to enter judgment " to the end that all proceed- 
ings at law in this case should seize." — Minutes of the Court. 

The widow Hoppe*s second husband, although called van 
Tright in the New York records, was known as van Dujrn in New 
Jersey. He removed from Flatbush, L. I., where he was bom, 
his father Gerret Comelise van Duyn being the common ances- 
tor of the family, to Bergen where he settled and died in 1686. 
He bought land in 1662 from Governor Stuyvesant on the Saddle 
River. His children wrote their names van Dien. Among his 
issue was Gerret van Dien, who married Vroutie Verwey and 
lived west of the above river. Winfield's Land Titles of Hudson 
County^ p. loi, cites the confirmation of the above Dutch grant 
of 1662 in Dirck Gerritse on May 12, 1668, by "Philip Carterett 
Esq., Governor of the Province of New Cesarea or New Jersey," 
and relates that previous to his death he had sold the land to 
Baltus Barentsen van Kleek. He received the purchase money 
but before the transfer was completed, died leaving a widow, 
Grerten Hoppe and son Garret van Dien, then living in Hacken- 
sack. These completed the sale Oct. 13, 1686. 

Hoppe died in December, 1658, leavinsf five children. Their 
mother appeared before the Orphan Masters, Dec. nth, and 
stated that her husband had died intestate but had appointed as 
guardian of the children, Comelis Aarsen and Lambert Huybert- 
sen Mol, who were thereupon ordered to inventorjr the estate. 
She plead that, until she remarried, she was not obliged to pro- 
duce an invehtory and was informed that " the custom of father- 
land '* required it and that she should agree with the guardians 
as to the amount which she should set apart to each child. The 
guardians were reminded that the eldest child must remain 
with the mother. On March 5, 1659, they reported that an agree- 
ment had been made '* about a settlement on the children of their 
paternal inheritance" and that 1000 florins (200 florins for each 
child) had been allowed. Jacobus Vis and Isaac Kip were ap- 
pointed, April 29, 1660, to take a copy of the inventory "in order 
to settle their inheritance upon the children." — Minutes of the 
Orphan Masters. 

These minutes at p. 138, give the names of the five children as 
Catrina, Wilhelmus, Hendrick, Matthys and Adolf. Riker states 
that there were only four and names the fourth Matthys Adolfus. 
His information was doubtless obtained from the Dutch Church 
records wherein only four are mentioned and where can be found 
the baptism and marriage of said Matthias Adolphus. No child 
named Adolf appears either there or in the Hackensack records 
whither all the children removed with their mother. 

( 7b be continued,) 

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igoSJ The Knickerbocker Family. 277 


By William B. Van Alstynb, M.D. 

(Continaed from Vol. XXXIX, p. 186, of Thb Rbcosd J 

i6. Annatje* Knickerbocker (Wouter/ Tohannes Harmensen/ 
larmen Jansen'), bap. 9 Nov., 173^, at Albany; d. 30 Dec, 1809; 
m. 10 Dec. 1757 (both SchaghticoEe and Albany records), "Col. 
Cornelius Van Vechten " of Schaghticoke, N. Y., bap. 9 Feb., 
i734-S> at Albany; d. 31 Oct., 1813; son of Harmen Van Vechten 
and wife Elizabeth. Harmen Van Vechten, bap. 16 Feb., 1704, 
at Albany, was son of Dirk Comelisen Van Vechten and Mar- 
garita Harmense Luwes. A sketch of Col. Van Vechten and the 
following children are given in the Van Vechten Genealogy: 

i. Harme,*b. 14 Jan., 1761; bap. 13 June, 1761, at Albany; 
spon.: Barent'and Cathalyntje Van Buren; d. 19 
Sept., 1762. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 19 Aug., 1763; bap. at Albany; spon.: 
Wouter and Elizabeth Knikkerbakker; d. lo Nov., 
iii. Marytje, b. 9 Dec, 1765; bap. at Albany; spon.: Grerrit 
and Alida Visscher; d. in her 94th year at Lansing- 
burgh, N. Y.; m. Enoch Leonard, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. 23 Dec, 1767; bap. at Albany; spon.: 
Wouter and Elisabeth Knickerbakker; d. 10 May, 
V. Elisabeth, b. 18 Aug., 1770; bap. at Schaghticoke; 
spon.: Wouter and Elisabeth ICnickerbacker; d. 13 
April, 1840; m. Rev. Samuel Smith, 
vi. Harme, b. i March, 1772; bap. at Albany; spon.: Dirk 
and Alida V. Vegten; d. 26 May, 1859; m. lo Jan., 
i793» Catherine Wendell, b. 24 June, 1772; d. 21 July, 
1830. He lived on a farm between Coverville and 
Bemis Heights, Saratoga Co., afterwards moved to 
SchuylerviTle where he died, 
vii. Rebecca, b. 9 Sept., 1773; ^^P- ** Albany; spon.: Dirk 
and Alida Van Vegten; m. 6 Sept., 1792, Garret 
viii. Lucas, b. 1775. 
ix. Margarietje, b. 16 Oct., 1776; bap. at Schaghticoke; 
spon.: Harmen Fort and Elizabeth Van Vechten; d. 
12 Sept., 1777. 
X. Walter, b. 10 Dec, 1779; d. i April, i860; m. (i) wid. 
Outhout; m. (2) Anna Van Vechten, b. 30 July, 1789; 
d. 18 April, 1856, dau. of Judge Abraham Van Vech- 
ten of Albany. 
37. Alida ^ Knickerbocker (Wouter,* Johannes Harmensen,' 
Harmen Jansen*), bap. 20 Nov., 1737, at Albany, d. 17 Feb., 1819, 

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278 The Knickerbocker Family, [Oct., 

at Scha^hticoke, N. Y.; m. there 21 Oct., 1758, Dirk Van Vechten * 
bap. 15 May, 1737, at Albany, son of Harmen Van Vechten and 
Elisabeth his wife. Of their children the first four were baptised 
at Albany, the others except John at Schaghticoke: 

i. Elizabeth,* bap. 21 Jan., 1759; spon.: Wouter and Elis- 
abeth Knickerbacker. 

ii. Alida, bap. 14 Nov., 1761; spon.: Wouter and Anatje 
Knikkerbakker. Mother's name " Annetje Knikker- 

iii. Harmen, b. 7 Aug., 1765; spon.: Comelis V. Vechten 
and Elisabeth vile; d. Oct, 1848; m. 28 Dec, 1784, 
Nellie Kettle. 

iv. Wouter, b. 2 July, 1768; spon.: Jobs, and Elisabeth 
Knickerbacker; d. 20 March, 1820; m. 11 Jan., 1788, 
Jane Fonda, d. 25 Jan., 1829. 

V. Comelis, b. 13 Feb., 177 1; spon.: Dirk I. and Pieterje 
Van Veghten; d. 2 Dec, 1837; m. 15 May, 1791, 
Maria Groesbeck, b. 15 Tune, 1775; d. 24 Jan., 187 1. 

vi. John, b. 29 May, 1773; a. 6 April, 1843; m. 21 May, 
1794, Maria Knickerbocker, b. 23 March, 1777, at 
Schaghticoke, dau. of Johannis Knickerbocker, Jr., 
and Elisabeth Winne. 

vii. Dirk, b. 22 Dec, 1775; spon.: Peter Viele and Elisa- 
beth Fonda, 
viii. Derkie, b. 11 Feb., 1778; spon.: Corns. Van Vechten 
and Annatje Knickerbacker; m. 19 May, 1792, Wil- 
liam Winne Knickerbocker, b. 9 May, 1773, at 
Schaghticoke, N. Y.; d. 1846, son of Johannis Knick- 
erbocker, Jr., and Elizabeth Winne. 

ix. A dau., m. Becker. Lived at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

38. Anna^ Van Vechten (Cornelia,* Johannes Harmensen,* 
Harmen JansenM, bap. 6 Dec, 1748, at Albany, N. Y.; m. there 
29 Jan., 1767, to Ififnas Kipp of Schaghticoke, N. Y. He was ap- 

Kinted elder in the Dutch Reformed Church at Schaghticoke, 18 
^c, 1788, and 12 Dec, 1782. Children bap. there, except Mar- 

i. Sara,* b. 19 Aug., 1769; spon.: Philip and Lena Van 

ii. Margarita, b. 27 Oct., 1772; bap. at Albany; m. Har- 
men J. Groesbeck, bap. 28 Feb., 1765^ at Schaghticoke, 
son of John H. Groesbeck and Mantje Viele. 
iii. Neeltje (Cornelia), b. 19 Jan.. 1777; spon.: Abraham 

Viele and Anatje Knickerbocker, 
iv. , b. 1783; spon.: Jobs. Knickerbacker and Elisa- 
beth Winne. 
V. Jacob, b. 29 May, 1788; spon.: Hans W. Groesbeck and 

Anatje Devenport. 
vi. Teunis. 

* A sketch of Derrick Van Vechten and the above children are given in 
the Van Vechten Genealogy. 

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39. Johannes* Knickerbocker, Jr. (Johannes,* Johannes Har- 
mensen,' Harmen Jansen*), b. 29 Jan., 175 1; bap. 24 March, 1751, 
at Albany, N. Y.; d. 10 Nov., 1827, at Schaghticoke, N. Y., aged 
76 years, 9 months and 19 days; m. i March, 1769, at Albany \h\- 
banv and Schaghticoke church records) " Elizabeth Winne, dau. 
of (Japt. William Winne * and Maria De Frondelac of Albany," b. 
6 April, 1752; bap. 12 April, 1752, at Albany; d. 10 Nov., 1828, it 
is said, at the same moment and hour as her husband. Johannes 
inherited the homestead at Schaghticoke. The house, a sub- 
stantial brick structure, is still standing and contains many of the 
relics of olden times. Near bv is the ftimily cemetery and back 
of the mansion stands an aged tree around which it is said the 
Indians met to discuss war and |)eace. His wife joined the 
Dutch Reformed Church at Schaghticoke, 13 June, 1769, and he 
followed her example 9 June, 1771. Here he officiated at various 
times as elder and deacon. In 1792 he was a member of the 
State Legislature. John Knickerbocker, Jr., during the Revo- 
lutionary War was a private in the Albany Countv Militia (Land 
Bounty Rights), Fourteenth Regiment. He did not enter the 
service until after his father had resigned, and then entered the 
same regiment which his father had formerly commanded. The 
children of Johannes Knickerbocker and Elizabeth Winne were 
bap. at Schaghticoke, except Willem: 

i. Harmen,* b. 17 Dec, 1769; spons.: Jobs, and Rebecka 

Knickerbocker; d. young, 
ii. Willem, b. 11 Dec, 1771; bap. at Albany; spon.: Wil- 
lem and Marytje Winne; d. young, 
iii. William Winne, b. 9 May, 1773; spon.: Willem and 
Marytje Winne; d. 1846, at Schaghticoke, aged 73 
years. "Colonel William W. Knickerbocker" m. 19 
May, 1792, at Schaghticoke, Derrica Van Vechten. 
iv. Rebecka, b. 3 May, 1775; spon.: Jobs. Knickerbocker; 

m. 5 Aug., 1792, at Schaghticoke, John Bradshaw. 
V. Marytje, b. 23 March, 1777; spon.: William Winne and 
Marytje Dewandelaar; m. 21 May, 1794, at Schagh- 
ticoke, John Van Veghten. 

^William (Willem) Winne was bap. 22 April, 1716, at Albany, son of Dan- 
iel Winne and Dirkje Van Ness; m. Maria De Frondelac, called Maria De 
Wandelaar on the Albany Churdi records, probably bap. 25 Dec., 1715, at Al- 
bany, dan. of Johannes De Wandelaar, Jr., and Lysbeth Ganseyoort of Schagh- 
ticoke, N. Y. Daniel Winne, son of Pieter Winne and Tanaatie Adams, m. 16 
March, 1698, at Albany, Dirkie Van Ness, dau. of Jan and Aaltie Van Ness. 
Daniel Winne of Rensslaer Manor, yeoman, made his will, 18 Jan., 1750-1, 
proyed 2 March, 1757, and recorded at Albany. In it he mentions wife Dirckie 
and nine children, one of them being William. Pieter Winne wash, in the city 
of Ghent in Flanders; m. (i) Aechie Jans (by whom he had Pieter Pietersen 
Winne, b. 1643, liyed in Esopus and m. Jannetje Alberts); m. (2) Tanaatje 
Adams, b. in Leeu warden in Friesland, by whom he had twelye children. 
Pieter and Tanaatje Winne made a joint will, 6 July, 1684, proyed 22 Feb., 1695, 
(Albany County Wills, Book I, p. 44). In 1677 he bought one half of Con- 
stapele s Island, and the same year a saw-mill in Bethlehem, Albany County, 
N. Y. He was Commissary or Magistrate of Bethlehem, Leeuwarden, the cap- 
ital of Friesland is ten miles from the sea though once it lay on the shores of a 
deep bay. 

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vi. Hartnen (Hertnen), b. 20 Julv, 1779; spon,: Abraham 
Viele and Annatje Knickerbacker; d. 30 Jan.« 1855, 
at Williamsburg, N. Y. Hermen, m. ^i) Arietta 
Lansing; m. (2) Rachel Wendel; m. (3) Maiy Buel. 
Rachel Wendel, dau. of John H. Wenael of Albany, 
d. 29 July, 1823. He was a lawyer and lived at 
Scha^nticoke where he dispensed such eenerous 
hospitality that he became known as *' ranee of 
Schaghticoke." There is a tradition to the effect 
that a clause in the Knickerbocker grants pro- 
vides that the holder of the title to a certain tract 
of land must entertain the Mayor and Commonalty 
of Albany once a year, and this agreement was car- 
ried out strenuously. He was elected to the nth 
Congress as a Federalist and served from 22 May, 
1809, till 3 March, 181 1. In 1816 he was chosen to 
State Assembly and also filled the office of County 
Judge. He is alluded to by Washington Irving in 
the Knickerbocker's History of New York as " My 
cousin, the congressman," and when Mr. Irving vis- 
ited Washington he introduced him to President 
Madison as ''My cousin Diedrich Knickerbocker, 
the great historian of New York." It was this inti- 
mate friendship which was the origin of Irving's 
humorous historv of New York under the non de 
plume of Diedricn Knickerbocker (Appleton's Cyclo- 
paedia of American Biography^ Vol. 3. p. 562; ff, Y, 
Genealogical and Biographical Record^ vol. 34, p. i, 
onward). His son. Right Reverend David buel 
Knickerbacker, D. D., Bishop of the Episcopal 
Diocese of Indiana, was b. 24 Feb., 1833, at Schaghti- 
coke, d. 31 Dec, 1894, in Indianapolis. He c^aduated 
in June, 1853 from Trinity College, and during the 
next three years studied at the Episcopal Theolog- 
ical Seminary in New York. He then went out to 
Minnesota as a Missionary of the Episcopal Church 
and began his labors among the Indians. He be- 
came Rector of a church in Minneapolis where he 
remained until chosen Bishop of Indiana ( Year Book 
of the Holland Society of New York^ '^^si; 
vii. Derckje, b. 17 June, 1781; spon.: Grerrit Winne and 

Anatje Viele; d. young, 
viii. Derkje (Derica), b. 27 Jan., 1783; spon.: Gerrit Winne 
and Anatje Viele; m. 8 March, 1801, at Schaghti- 
coke. Evert Van Allen, bap. 30 Aug., 1772, at Kin- 
derhook, N. Y.; d. 14 Aug., 1854, at Defreestville, 
N. Y., son of Abraham E. Van Allen * and Mary 

* Abraham £. Van Allen was b. 2C June, 1750; bap. 15 July, 1750, at Clave- 
rack, N. Y., and d. before i April, 1810, when his widow gave power of attomer 
to James Vanderpoel " to correct her third as widow of Abraham £. Van Allen. * 
He m. 16 March, 177 1, at Kinderhook, Mary Fryenmoet, dau. of Rev. Johannes 
Casparus Fryenmoet and Lena Van Etten and had nine children, of whom 

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Fryenmoet. Evert was a famous surveyor and civil 
engineer, as civil engineering was understood in 
those days. Howell's History of Albany County^ 
says that he was the surveyor who laid out the most 
part of the City of Albany. He also did much work 
for the State and others in Jefferson, Lewis and St. 
Lawrence Counties. They had eleven children, one 
being the mother of Admiral Van Reypen. Evert 
was the principal legatee of his uncle and aunt, John 
E. Van Allen, the Congressman, and Anne Fryen- 
moet, dau. of Domine Fryenmoet, and is sometimes 
said to have been adopted by them. 

ix. Johannis, b. 7 Dec, 1783; spon.: Joannes Knicker- 
backer and Rebecka Fonda; probably m. Rachel 
Visscher, dau. of Nanning H. and Alida Visscher of 
Waterford, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
X. Annatje, b. 19 Oct., 1786; spon.: Abram Viele and 
Anatje Knickerbacker; m. 27 Feb., 1805, at Schagh- 
ticoke, John De Foreest, Jr. 

xi. Elisabeth, b. 17 Aue^., 1788; spon.: William Van Ant- 
werp and Rebecka Knickerbacker; m. John Wil- 
liam Groesbeck, bap. 18 Oct., 1785, at Schaghticoke, 
son of William Groesbeck and Sara Viele. 

xii. Neeltje, b. 12 Tune, 1790; spon.: William and Marytje 

Knickerbacker; m. Jacob T. E. Pruyn. 
xiii. Cathalvntje (Kathlyne^, b. 23 Aug., 1792; spon.: Ger- 
rit Van Antwerp ana Sara Kip; d. at age of 44 years, 

Evert was the eldest His mar. lie. bond calls him *' tailor." Abraham was 
son of Evert Van Allen. 

Evert Van Allen was b. about 1715, but the precise date of his birth or bap- 
tism nowhere appears. He was son of Johannes Van Alen and Sara Dingman, 
and Sara in her will (vid. Calendar of Wills number 1806, probated i;^46) men- 
tions her son Evert. He m. Margarita Fitzgerald and had seven children, of 
whom John E. was the eldest and Abraham E. was the second. Evert was 
dead in 1769 when his brother Jacobus made his will. 

Johannis Van Allen is called " my eldest son " in his father's will, but the 
date of his birth or baptism is not found. He m. \ July, 1697, at Albany, Sara 
Dingman, dau. of Adam Dingman and Aeltie Jacobse Gardiner. They appear 
to have had 10 children. He took the " test oath " in 1699, " lives to ye south- 
ward of Albany." On 22 Feb., 1677-8, he bought a lot on North Pearl Street, 
Albany. On 30 Nov., 1702, he sijg^ned the certificate in favor of Paulus Van 
Vleck, precentor of the Congregation at Kinderhook, and in consequence was 
summoned before the council at New York and received " a caution to be more 
careful in future." In 1716 he was a member of the consistory of the Reformed 
Dutch Church at Kinderhook. He was son of Lourens Van Alen. 

Lourens Van Alen was in Kingston as early as 1669, l^^cr he is found at 
Albany and Kinderhook; he d. in 1714. He m. Elbertie Evertse, only child of 
Evert Luycase Backer, one of the original patentees of Kinderhook, and through 
her the entire interest in the Kinderhook (otherwise known as the De Bruyn) 
Patent passed into the Van Alen family. Lourens was closely related to 
" Pieter van Haelen, van Uvtrecht, shoemaker," who came to New York in the 
Vergulde Bever in May, 1058, and lived at Kingston and Albany, but whether 
his younger brother has not been determined. The family name is probably 
derived from Haelen, an ancient town in Belgian Limburg. 

Rev. H. Van Allen of Utica, N. Y., who is collecting material for a Van 
Allen Genealogy has kindly furnished the above lineage. 

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282 The Knickerbocker Family. [Oct., 

at Waterford, N. Y,; m. 18 Nov., 1810, John L. Viele, 
b. 6 Tune, 1788, at Pittstown, N. Y.; d. 10 Oct., 1832, 
at Albany, son of Ludovicns Viele * and Effie Toll. 
John L. Viele of Waterford, N. Y., was educated at 
Union College, served in the War of 181 2, became an 
attorney at law in 1808, counsellor in the Court of 
Chancery in 1814, was New York Senator in 1822, 
'26 and '29, Judge of the Court of Errors, and Regent 
of the University of New York. Their son was Gen. 
Egbert L. Viele, b. 17 June, 1825, at Waterford; d. 
32 April, 1902, at New York City; m. there 3 June, 
1850, Teresa, dau. of Francis Griffin and Marv Siands. 
xiv. Abraham, b. 7 April, 1706; spon.: Abraham ana Hanna 
Viele; m. (i) Laura Sturges; m. (2) Mary Ann Hale. 

40. Annatjb* Knickbrbocker (Johannes,* Johannes Harmen- 
sen,' Harmen Jansen*), bap, 11 March, 1753, at Albany, N. Y.; 
m. 5 April, 177 1, at Schaghticoke, N. Y. (New York State mar. 
lie, dated 10 Sept., 1770) Abraham Viele. On 5 June, 1771, An- 
natje joined the Dutch Reformed Church at Schaghticoke. 
Children bap. at Schaghticoke: 

i. Johannis,* bap. 20 March, 1774; spon.: Jobs. Knicker- 

backer and Rebecka Fonda, 
ii. Eva, b. 27 June, 1779; spon.: Jacob Viele and Eva 

41. Laurentz* Knickbrbocker (Benjamin,* Laurens,' Herman 
Jansen'), b. about 1733; m. Margerie Bain (Ben). They appear 
to have had an only child: 

i. Benjamin,* bap. 4 Nov., 1753, at Grermantown, N. Y.; 
spon.: Benjamin Knickerbocker and Letge Halen- 
beek his wife. 

42. Abraham* Knickerbocker (John,* Laurens,* Harmen Jans- 
sen"), b. 12 April, 1733, at Salisbury, Conn.; bap. 3 May, 1733, at 
Germantown, N. Y.; probably m. Jerusha . Children: 

i. Molly,* b. 21 Oct., 1762, at Salisbury, Conn, 
ii. Jane, bap. 23 Oct., 1764. 

• Ludovicus Viele, bap. 17 Oct., 1742, at Schenectady, N. Y.; m. Effie Toll, 
bap. 15 Jan., 1749, at Scnenectady, dau. of Simon Toll and Hester De Graaf. 
He was son of Jacob Viele, bap. 21 June, 1719, at Schenectady; m. 4 July, 1742, 
at Albany, Eva Fort, bap. 2^ Tan., 1724, at Schenectady, dau. of Abraham Fort 
and Anna Barber Clute of Schaghticoke. Jacob was son of Lodovicus (Lewis) 
Viele of Schenectady and Schaghticoke as early as 1708 (Pearson), m. 12 Oct, 
1697, at Kingston, N. Y., Maria Freer, b. 1676, at Hurley, N. Y., dau. of Hugo 
Frere and Marie Haye, his first wife. Lodovicus Viele was son of Pieter Cor- 
nelisen Viele and Jacomyntje Swart, dau. of Teunis Comelisen Swart and Elis- 
abeth Lendt or Van der Linde. Pieter Comelisen Viele settled in Schenectady 
where in company with Elias Van Gyseling he purchased Bastian De Winter s 
bowery in 1670. He d. in 1688, and two years later during the massacre at 
Schenectady, his widow and children escaped to Albany. Jacomyntje Swart 
m. (2) Benony Arentsen Van Hoek; m. (3) Comelis Vinhout. Pieter Comelisen 
Viele is said to have been son of Comelis Comelissen, b. 1622, in Utrecht; ol 
26 Nov., 1645, at New York City, Aeltje Colet, widow. (New York GeneeUog- 
teal and Bio^apkical Record^ Vol. 34, p. 2.) In 1668 he paid for the use of the 
" large pall 'for the funeral of his wife who d. at Albany. 

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Both children bap. 23 Oct., 1764, at Salisbury, Conn., by Rev. 
Thomas Davies, A. M., an Episcopal minister. 

43. Lawrsncb* Knickbrbocksr (John,* Laurens,* Harmen Jan- 
sen*), b. I or 7 Sept., 1739, according to Salisbury, Conn., records, 
but I Nov., 1739, according to Athens, N. Y., church records; 
probably m. Catharine . Children, b. at Salisbury: 

i. Samuel,* b. 12 Jan., 1762. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 16 March, r764. 
iii. John, b. 19 Nov., 1766, in New Canaan, 
iv. Salmon(?)y b. 28 Feb., 1773. 

44. Harmon (Hsrmon)^ Knickerbocker (John * Laurens,* Har- 
men Tansen'), b. 3 Jan., 1 741/2, according to Salisbury, Conn., 
records, but 13 Jan., 1742, according to Athens, N. Y., church 

records where his baptism is recorded; m. Thankful In 

addition to the children mentioned in their grandfather's will, 
Abraham and Lawrence are called children and heirs of Harmen 
Knickerbocker (Sharon Probate Records, Book G, p. 97). Chil- 

i. John,* b. 15 Sept., 1766, at Salisbury, Conn. 

ii. Bartholomew, 
iii. Abraham, 
iv. Lawrence. 

vi. Thank^l, f^^'™^^ 

45. Isaac ^ Knickerbocker (John,* Laurens,* Harmen Jansen'), 

b. 17 Tune, 1750, at Salisbury, Conn.; may have m. Hannah . 

The following children are copied from the Salisbury, Conn., 

i. Cornelius,* b. 9 May, 1774. 
ii. Jeremiah, b. i April, 1776. 
iii. Reuben, b. 9 Aug., 1781. 
iv. Hannah, b. 20 Jan., 1783. 
A son d. May, 1788, and was buried at Lime Rock, Conn. 

46. SoLoifAN* Knickerbocker (John,* Laurens,* Harmen Jan- 
sen*), b. 12 Oct., 1754, at Salisbury, Conn.; m. Anna Heath, dau. 
of Bartholomew Heath and Mehitable Crippen of Sharon, Conn. 

On 22 Oct., 1789, according to agreement between the heirs of 
John Knickerbocker of Salisbury, that part of the real estate 
willed n:o Solomon was distributed among the other heirs. (Book 
E, Probate Records, p. 267.) 

On 12 Jan., 1799, Solomon Elnickerbocker and Anna, his wife, 
of the town of Freehold, County of Albany and State of New 
York, sell to Thomas Heath of Sharon, land in Sharon, Conn., 
set off by heirship from the estate of Bartholomew Heath, de- 
ceased, our father. (Land Records Book 12, p. 398.) The 
following children, except Hannah, were b. at Salisbury: 

i Hannah,* d. 15 Sept., 1776, aged 16 months; bur. at 

Lime Rock, Conn, 
ii. David, b. 7 Aug., 1777. 
iii. William, b. 4 Aug., 1780. 
iv. Walter, b. 7 Aug., 1782. 

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284 The Knickerbocker Family. (Oct, 

V. Althea, b. a Feb., 1785. 
vi. James, b. 19 May, 1787. 

47. RuLiFF (Rulbf)^ Knickerbocker (Harmen,* Laurens,* Har- 
men Jansen'), bap. 16 April, 1745, at Germantown, N. Y.; d. 28 
June, 1807, aged 62 years; m. 22 Dec, 1768, at Oblong, N. Y^ 
Catharine Dutcher, who d. 26 Dec, 1792, aged 51 years. The 
Kingston, N. Y., church records give Catrina, bap. 12 July, 1741, 
dau. of Johannes de Duytser and Catharina Bogardus, and Cata- 
Ijmtje, bap. 4 Jan., 1741, dau. of David DeDuitscher and Pietro- 
nelle Van Fredenburg. Rulef and his wife are buried on the 
Belden farm between Wassaic and Dover, N. Y. They lived at 
Dover. Children: 

72 i. Tobias,* bap. 30 Jan., 1773, Rhinebeck-Red Hook (N. 

Y.), records; spon.: Tobias Miller and Moriken 
Knickerbocker; d. 3 May, 1850, aged 77 years and 7 
months; bur. in a small enclosure on the Belden 
farm on the west side of the road, between Wassaic 
and Dover; wife*s name unknown. 

73 ii. Cornelius, b. 1775; d. 12 Sept., 1850, aged 75 years; 

bur. near his brother Tobias; m. Susannah f7ase. 
iii. Mary, b. 13 Feb., 1778; bap. at South Amenia, N. Y.; 

spon.: Hannes and Mary Woolsey. 
iv. Dorcas. 
V. Sarah. 

48. Mary^ Knickerbocker (Harmen,* Laurens,* Harmen Jan- 
sen*), bap. 28 Feb., 1748, at Grermantown, N. Y.; probably m. 28 

ian.; 1768, at Oblong, N. Y., Joseph Gillet, who d. 25 Oct., 1770, in 
is 30th year. Father and son are buried in a cemetery on the 
Belden farm between Wassaic and Dover, N. Y. Children, bap. 
in the Presbyterian Church at South Amenia, N. Y.: 

i. Joseph,' bap. 20 Tune, 1769, at Widow Gillet's; d. 18 

Nov., 1769, aged 10 months and 9 days, 
ii. Mary, bap. 30 Sept., 1770. 

49. Christopher * Dutcher (Elizabeth,* Laurens," Harmen Jan- 
sen'), ban. 3 Jan., 1748, at Germantown, N. Y.; m. 9 June, 1768, at 
Oblong, N. Y., his cousin, Mary Belden, of Nine Fartners, N. Y., 
dau. of Silas Belden and Tanetie Knickerbocker. Christopher 
bought a large tract of land extending from the top of Chestnut 
Ridge at Dover Plains, N. Y., to the Ten Mile Run. He not 
only carried on an extensive farm but erected a flour mill on the 
Ten Mile River. They had at least the following children: 

i. Silas,' bap. 10 Aug., 1777, at South Amenia, N. Y.; 

spon.: Silas Belding, Jr. 
ii. A dau., b. 8 Feb., 1779; l^&P* ^^ March at South 

iii. Lawrence, m. Jane Nasse. 
JO. John* Dutchbr (Elisabeth,* Lawrence,' Harmen Jansen')> 
b. 5 Jan., 1759, &^ Salisbury, Conn.; d. 2 Dec, 1848; m. 17 May, 
1779, Sylvia Beardsley, b. 10 Oct., 1763; d. 14 Jan., 1844; dau. of 
Johiel Beardsley and Hannah Griffin. John Dutcher moved to 

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Dover, N. Y., and thence to Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N. Y. 

i. Elizabeth,' b. 18 May, 1780; d. 8 June, 1780. 
ii. Christopher, b. 25 April, 1781; d. 23 April, 1845; m. 2 
Jime, 1803, Martha Sloan, b. 3 May, 1784; d. 3 Jan., 


iii. Gabriel, b. 5 May, 1783; d. 21 May, 1849; m. Peggie 

iv. Hannah, b. 26 April, 1785; d. 10 Jan., 1862; m. (i) 

Fitch; m. (2) Simon Gray. 
V. Johiel, b. 24 April, 1787; d. 14 Jan., 1822; single. 

vi. Sylvia, b. 2 March, 1789; d. 5 Nov., 1865; m. William 

vii. Sally, b. 31 July, 1791; d. 21 March, 1842; m. William 

viii. Pacefor Carr, b. 3 Jan., 1794, at Cherry Valley; d. 18 
Feb., 1867; m. 31 Dec, 1821, Johanna Low Frink, b. 
2 July, 1802; d. 7 Sept., 1881, at Roseboom, N. Y., 
within a mile from where she was bom, dau. of 
Stephen Frink. He purchased a farm in Spring- 
field, N. Y., but in 1846, removed to Seneca, N. Y. 

ix. Mary, b. 2 March, 1796; d. 16 Feb., 1882; m. April, 
1821, John McKillip, b. 1790; d. 24 Dec, 1845. 

X. John, b. I Dec, 1797; d. 22 March, 1859. 

xi. Keziah, b. 14 March, 1800, at Cherry Valley; d. 4 Oct., 
1878; m. 28 April, 1822, Benjamin Davis, b. 5 Oct., 
179s, at Burlington, N. J.; d. 25 March, i860. 

xii. Joseph N. (Dr.), b. 9 Sept., 1802; d. 1873; m. Louisa 

xiii. Deborah White, b. 15 Aug., 1804; d. 24 Oct., 1868; m. 
25 Sept., 1825, William Davis, b. 6 April, 1801; d. 32 
July, 1876. 

( To be continued,) 


By William Jones Skillman, Philadelphia, Pa. 
(Condnaed from VoL XXXIX., p. 166, of Thb RbcordJ 

147. HiRAM* Srillman (William H.,' George,* Jacob,* Thomas," 
Thomas*), b. Oct. 33, 1823; d. Jan. 31, 1894; m. Jan. 16, 1844, 
Catharine Huff (yet living, 1907), sister of Lucretia (No. 146), at 
Eliatabeth, N. J. Children: 

i. John R.,^ b. 1848; Engineer; m. (i) Maggie Smith, 
1868. By her had five children: i. Lizzie. 2. Levi. 
3. Charles (of Raritan, N. J.). 4. Kate. 5. Ger- 
trude (of Plamfield). He m. (2) Sophia Du Shannick, 
1885, and had: 6. Henry George. 7. John Harvey. 
8. Cora. Family now of Garwood, N. J. 


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286 Th£ Skillmans of Amtrica and Their Kin. [Oct., 

ii. David H., b. 1852; m. and lives in Elizabeth; has three 

boys; carpenter and builder, 
iii. James Harvey, b. 1855; weaver; unm. at Plymouth, 

iv. William Dilts, b. 1857; m. Sherwood; one dan.; 

also a weaver of Plymouth. 
V. Ella, b. Feb., 1861; m. John Matthews; three boys and 

two girls, 
vi. Wesley, b. 1864; never m.; with Cent. R. R., N. J. 
vii. Edgar, b. Feb., 1867; m. Button; machinist at 

Hartford, Conn. 

148. Theodore* Skillman (Samuel,* Samuel,* Benjamin,' 
Thomas,' Thomas'), b. at Kingston, N. J., March 4, 1800; d. 1842; 
m. (in Pennsylvania) Oct. 23, 1819, Catharine Albright, sister of 
*• Polly " (see No. 68), who m. William. She was b. June 15, 1803; 
d. May 28, 1886. Family home, Lockland, Hamilton Co., O. 

i. Mary Ann,^ b. Sept. 25, 1820; m. John Turner. Had: 

I. John. 2. Henry. 3. Jane. 4. Maria, 
ii. Anna, b. Dec. 12, 1821; d. April 10, 1892; m. Par- 
sons, and had one dau., Drusilla. 
iii. John, b. Tune 11, 1824; m. Julia Bigum. Had: Mollie. 
iv. Hiram Newton, b. 1826; m. 1849, Eliza Palmer. Had: 

1. Chas. Wesley. 2. John Wellington. 3. Alice. 
4. William Edwin. 5. Albert Nelson. 6. Irvin 
Bingley. 7. Luella. 8. Henry. 9. Flora. 

V. Isaac, b. 1827; m. May 30, 1850, Martha Ann Bachelor. 
Had: i. Theodore Suel. 2. Louisa. 3. Hannah. 
4. Belle. 5. Cassius M. 6. Orrin Grant. 

vi. Margaret, b. 1829; m. Sullivan and had seven 

children, all living in 1901. 
vii. Louisa, b. Feb. i, 1832; m. William Bachelor; three 

children, all m. and living in Hamilton, O. 
viii. William, b. Feb. 8, 1834; d. Jan. 10, 1880; m. but no 
ix. Jacob A., b. 1836; d. 1873; m. but childless. 
In this single Lockland Family are 57 of the Skillman name, 
or 102 all related, Dec. 2, 1901. 

149. John • Skillman (Benjamin,* Thomas,* Benjamin,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. in Kingston, N. J., Sept. 21, 1790; d. 1870; m. Aug. 
17, 1815, busan HoUingshead, elder sister of Hetty (see No. 50^ 
and of Ann who m. John Scudder (writer's uncle) wno removed 
1847 from Princeton, N. J., to Maysville, Ky. Children: 

i. George,^ b. Nov. 20, 1816; d. 1818, 
ii. Charles, b. April 7, 1818; d. inf. 

iii. Edward, b. 1820; d. 1893; coal dealer, Harlem, N. Y., 
1863; two sons: i. James, b. 1845, Pocomoke City, Md. 

2. Archibald A., Williamsbridge, N. Y.; m. and has 
one dau. 

iv. Caroline, b. April 3, 1822; d. Oct. 9, 1823. 
V. Archibald A., b. 1824; printer, Nassau St., N. Y., 1847; 
in California, 1848, half-owner of Pacific News, San 

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Francisco; later, editor and proprietor of Eureka 
Sentinal^ Nev.; d. 1900; m- (i) 1845, Elizabeth Hicks, 
Princeton; one son, James Carnahan, Allegheny, Pa., 
b. 1846; six boys and four girls; m. (2) 1857, Mrs. 
Sarah Black, nee Baker, Princeton; one son, Edward 
A., b. 1858, ••Sentinal," Nev. 
vi. Hettie H., b. Jan. 16, 1828; d. inf. 

150. Samuel * Skillman (Samuel,* Thomas,^ Benjamin,* Thomas,* 
Thomas '), b. at Kingston on farm given by Lemuel Scudder to 
eldest son, Richard, circa 1783 (writer's grandfather); d. 1847; m. 
1803, Sarah, dau. of William xiight, Princeton; lived and d. at 
Harlingen. Children: 

i. Aaron,' b. 1804; d. 1869; m. 1827, Mary A. Van Pelt 
(b. 1808; d. i860); shoemaker. Six Mile Run. Had: 

1. Catharine, b. 1828; d. 1834. 2. Sarah, b. 1831; m. 
Dr. Lucien King; one dau., Emma. 3. Abraham V. 
P., b. 1834; d. inf. 4. James Romeyn, b. 1836; d. inf. 
5. John Stryker, b. 1838; m. 1865, Mary, dau. of 
Simon Wyckofif, Pleasant Plains, N. J.; three daus. 
Home, Brooklyn; business in N. Y. City. 

ii. Randall, b. 1806; m. 1833, Maria Stryker; lived at Post 
Town (Plainville), N. J. Had: i. John, b. 1834. 2. 
Margaret, b. 1836. 3. Jane, b. June 11, 1838; m. 
Benjamin Hageman, Fairview, 111. 4. Sarah, b. 
1840. 5. David B., b. 1845. 6. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 
1849. All but John bap. at Harlingen (Ref. Dutch) 
Church. Later the family removed to Illinois. 

iii. James, m. March, 1841, Eliza Wood at Neshanic; lived 
at Harlingen. Had three children. 

iv. David Bayard, b. 1812; m. Jane Williamson; a shoe- 
maker, N. Brunswick, N. J. Had: i. John, d. inf. 

2. Sarah, m. Jacob N. Outcalt. 3. David. 4. Au- 

151. Thomas B.* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Benjamin,* 
Thomas,* Thomas*), b. May 31, 1800, at Kingston, N. J.; d. Ham- 
ilton Co., O., March 15, 1896, oldest man of the region; m. Feb. 13, 
1822, Jane Van Dyke. Children: 

i. Thomas,^ b. 1823; m. 1843, Mary Davis, and d. six 
weeks later, April 17. 

ii. Dominicus Van Dyke, b. 1824; m. (4th cousin) Lavinia, 
dau. (see No. iii) of Thomas Q. Skillman, large 
farmer adjoining. 

iii. Sarah Jane, b. 1827; m. (i) 1844, William Sater; two 
children, Amanda and Cnarles; m. (2) 1854, Casper 
Gearhardt; three daus., Allie, May, and Mattie. 

iv. Mary Ellen, b. 1830; d, unm., June 23, 1897, of melan- 
V. William R., b. 1833; d. 1891; m. Sarah C. Carroll, now 
living (1905) in Cincinnati; no issue. 

vi. John, b. 1836; d. 1859 from an accident. 

vii. Charlotte, b. 1838; m. May 17, 1857, Ezra Wetherbee 
(d. Sept. II, 1894); two children. 

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288 The Skillmans of America and Their Kin, [Oct.» 

viii. George, b. Nov. 17, 1840; d. Jan. 21, 1841. 
ix. Katharyn, b. May 28, 1842; m. May 15, 1867, William 
V. Sater, Bevis, O. Children: i. Alma. 2. Stanley. 
3. Clififord. 
X. Annice, b. June 27, 1847; i»- Nov. 11, 1869, Prank A. 
Wetherbee, Transit, O. Had: i. Albert. 2. Clara. 
3. Goldie. 

152. Alfred * Skillman (Isaac,* Thomas,^ Benjamin,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. 1803, near Princeton, N. J.; d. April 11, 1847; m. 
1830, Sarah, dau. of Jacob Parker and wife Susan Sutphen. Home 
at Kingston. Children: 

1. Phineas Withington,' b. 1831; farmer at Rhode Hall. 

ii. Joachim, b. 1833; Sept. 18, 1861, joined Co. B., 9th 

N. J. V. I.; discharged July 12, 1865. 
iii. Archibald Alexander, b. 1836. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1840; d. Aug. 14, 1847. 

153. John Scudder* Skillman fjoseph,' Thomas,* Joseph,* 
Thomas,* Thomas*), b. 1791; d. 1836; m. Dec. 26, 1810, Mehitable 
Panning; d. 1834. Both buried at Aquebogue, L. I. (W. of the 
church). Children : 

i. Ida Harris,^ b. 181 1; m. 1830, George Lee. 

ii. Joseph Hazzard, b. 1813; lived at Greenport, L. I.; d. 
1868; m. Emeline Cha^e. Had three daus. and one 

iii. John Scudder, b. 18 16; lived at Hartford, Conn.; d. 
1887; m. Oct. 3, 1837, Nancy Hunt. Had: i. John 
H. 2. Mary J. 3. Frances A. 4. Joseph Hazzard, 
b. 1848. 5. Hiram S. 6. MehiUble P. 

iv. Mary J., b. 1818; m. 1842, the Rev. William Tobey. 
No children. 

154. Jane* Skillman (sister of above), b. 1786; m. 1814, Samuel 
GriflSng (b. 1788; d. 1856); was from Cutchogue, L. I.; taught 
school at the Wallabout; then was a grocer in New York, later a 
a prosperous up-town lumber dealer. Had six children, only two 
arriving at maturity. 

155. Thomas* Skillman (Prancis,* Thomas.* Joseph,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. 1791, at the Wallabout in the old Skillman home; 
early a deacon in the church on Joralemon St. (ist Ref. Dutch|; 
in 1835 removed to a farm in Chenango Co., N. Y. (Smith ville); 
d. 1841; m. 1816, Catharine Onderdonk. Children: 

i. Prancis,' b. Sept. i, 18 17, in the old home on the Walla- 
bout site, now occupied by the U. S. Naval Hospital; 
d. Sept. 7, 1898, at Roslyn, L. I., on the farm given 
him m his youth by his grandfather Onderdonk; a 
J. P. for 24 consecutive years; Member of N. Y. As- 
sembly (ist District) 1867-8; m. (i) 1842, Sarah Ann 
Schenck (d. 1864); m. ^2) 1865, Josephine D., dau. of 
Horatio Gates Onderdonk (b. 1835; d. 1906). Had 
an only dau., Elizabeth O., b. 1871; m. 1907, Samuel 
H. Andrews, Brooklyn, 
ii. Eliza B., b. 1820; d. July 31, 1827. 
iii. Joseph Onderdonk, b. 1825; d. inf. 

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iv. Joseph Onderdonk, b. 1827; d. 187a; home at Jamaica, 
L. I.; deacon in church there (Ref. Dutch); m. 
March 17, 1858, Gertrude Van Sicklen. Had: i. 
Mary C, b. Dec. 21, 1858. 2. Ida Kouwenhoven, b. 
i860; d. 1879. 3. Joseph Hegeman, b. July 16, 1863. 

156. John* Skillman (Francis,* Thomas,* Joseph,* Thomas,* 
Thomas*), b. March 2, 1797, on the Wallabout; d. 1865; from a 
boy was a member of First Ref. Dutch Church, Brooklyn, and 
like his father, lon^ a ruling elder therein; inherited the home* 
stead farm which he sold about 1835; First Pres. of City Bank, 
Brooklyn; m. (i) March 13, 1828, Catharine Newberry (b. 1794; 
d. 1838); m. (2) Nov. 26, 1839, Mary K. Duffield (b. 1808; d. 1883). 
Of seven children only three survived infancy: 

i. John Moon,' b. 1831; never m.; paymaster in U.S. 
Navy; d. suddenly at Mobile, Jan. 13, 1865. 

ii. Anna, b. 1833; d. at Claverack, 1865; m. July 9, 1857, 
the Rev. Acmon P. Van Giesen, descendant of Rynier 
Bastiansen Van Giesen who came to America prev- 
ious to 1660 from Holland; graduate of N. Y. Uni- 
versity, 1849, and of N. B. Theo. Sem., 1852; pastor 
of the First Church (Ref. Dutch) of Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., for nearly 40 years; d. there 1906; served at 
Catskill, Brooklyn, and Claverack Churches (Ref. 
Dutch). Two daus. survive. 

iii. Mary Emily, b. Feb. 14, 1835; d. Feb. 14, 1841. 

iv. Catharine Newberry, b. 1840; m. Henry M. Curtis. 

V. Emily Maria, b. May 16, 1842; d. May 10, 1870. 

vi. Mary Duffield, b. Aug. 25, 1844; d. Nov. 7, 1848. 
vii. Francis, b. Sept. 5, 1847; d. Aug. 9, 1849. Interments 
are all in Greenwoond. 

157. Thomas* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Joseph,* Thomas* 
Thomas*), b. Dec. 12, 1789; d. 1876?; m. (i) Nov., 1813, Abigail 
L'Hommedieu (b. 1791: d. 1847; m. (2) Sept., 1848, Rosanna Bar- 
ber (b. 1825; d. 1859); removed 1823 from Aquebogue to Chen- 
ango Co., (McDonough); a large and prosperous farmer. Chil- 
dren by Abigail, seven, by Rosanna, four: 

i. Jesse Carr,' b. 1814; m. May 16, 1837, Anna Youngs 
(b. 1 818). Home at Troupsburgh, N. Y. Had ten 
ii. Benjamin L'H., b. 1816; m. June, 1838, Lucy I. Nichols; 

d. 1873. Had eight boys and three girls, 
iii. Albert R., b. 1819; m. 1843, Cordelia Beckwith. Had: 
I. Thomas. 2. Harmanus, b. 1847. 3. Elsie, b. 

iv. Sarah, b. 1822; d. 1856; m. 1843, Samuel Beckwith. 
V. John, b. 1827; m. 1854, Clarinda Philley. Home at 

Zumbrota, Minn. Had six bojrs and one girl, 
vi. Tosiah, b. 1830; d. 1864; m. Harriet Fairchild. 
vii. Maiy, b. Aug. 8, 1833; m. Harmanus Beckwith. 
viii. Racnel, bjfune 26, 1851. 
ix. Thomas W., b. June 20, 1852. 


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290 Thi Skiiimans of America and Their Kin. [Oct^ 

X. Nancy, b. May 22, 1854. 
xi. Alfred H., b. June 13, 1857. 

158. JosiAH* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Joseph,* Thomas,' 
Thomas *), b. 1794; d. 1854; removed about 1820 from N. Y. City 
(a carpenter) to Chenango Co., and became a farmer; then for 
sake ot health went to Baltimore; m. 1819, Catharine Thomas. 
Five children d. inf.; the rest are of record as follows: 

i. GriflSth,' b. 1820; d. unm., 1855. 
ii. Jane, b. 1822; m. George Brunson, Oswego, N. Y. 
iii. Joseph P., b. 1824; d. 1873; m. 1849, Lucretia Welch. 

Had 10 children. Live at Magnolia, Md. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1825; m. 1845, Samuel C. Hush. 
V. William, b. Sept. 27, 1835; no record, 
vi. Caroline, b. 1840; m. 1857, John A. McPherson. 
vii. Sarah, b. 1846; m. Tune, 1863, Noah Underwood. Fam- 
ily mainly in Baltimore or environs. 

159. Joseph* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas/ Joseph,* Thomas,* 
Thomas *), b. 1802; d. 1875; a carpenter with Josiah in N. Y. City, 
but became an extensive farmer in Chenango; lover of singing 
and long chorister in Baptist Church (and member); m. 1828, 
Miranda Carpenter. Had: 

i. John C.,* b. 1829; m. 1854, Mary B. Philley and six 

chilcbren were theirs, five daus. and one son. 
ii. Jerusha, b. 1831; m. 1857, Theodore H. Fitch. 

iii. Elsie, b. 1833; m. 1862, Bphraim Loomis. No children. 

IV. Pred'k A., b. 1835: m. 1858, Eglantine Wait. Had two 

boys, Elmer and Prank M. 
V. Joseph Hudson (twin with Josiah who d. inf. J; b. 1838; 
m. 1866, Lettie B. Cline; Member N. Y. Assembly, 
186-; prosperous farmer and man of affairs. Two 
children: i. Ida May, b. 1867. 2. Henry Elwyn, b. 

vi. Prancis M., b. 1840; d. Oct. 19, 1864, of wounds re- 
ceived Sept. 6, at the battle of Winchester, Va. 

vii. William H., b. 1846; home and wife but no children at 
Leavenworth, Kan. 

160. Prancis Martin* Skillman (Thomas,* Thomas,* Joseph,* 
Thomas,* Thomas '), b. at Aquebogue, L. I., 1812, and a lad of 12 
removed with family to Chenango Co., N. Y.; lamed by accident 
he became a teacher and farmer; m. 1837, Julia A. Chappell (b. 
1815; d. 1879); removed 1856 to Mazeppa, Minn., and took up land; 
elected to State Legislature, 1858; d. 1886. Children: 

i. Evander,^ b. 1838; enlisted in 1861 in Co. G., 3d Minn. 
V. I., then was ist. Lieut and Q.-M. in 113th U. S. 
Col. Inf.; discharged April 10, 1866; m. 1865, Electa 
C. Lont. Had five boys. Home, Livingston, Mont. 

ii. Elsie, b. 1840; m. (i) 1857, T. O. Wilcox; d. a soldier, 
1864; m. (2) 1869, T. F. Sturtevant; lives a widow 
with one child, Nellie, in Red Wing, Minn. 

iii. Milon, b. 1842; served in Co. B., Brackett's Bat, Minn. 
Cav.; then in Indian service; discharged June i, 

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1866; m. July, 1867, Mary Southwell (now dead); one 
son, Herbert, b. 1872. Home, T3mdall, S. D. 

iv. Frank, b. 1844; ist Lieut. Co. K., 113th U. S. Col. Inf.; 
resigned Oct., 1865; m. 1867, Lizzie Hopkins. Had 
four children. Druggist, 1880-90, at Valley Springs, 
S. D. Home now on a ranch near Oregon City, Ore. 

V. Phil, b. 1845; enlisted 1861; later was 2d Lieut. Q). A., 
113th Col. Inf.; mustered out, April 10, 1866; m. 
1878, Fannie A. Rawson; lawyer; City clerk, Red 
Wing, Minn. (5 years); Mayor (3 terms), Aberdeen, 
Dak.; removea 1890, to Olympia, Wash. Children: 
I. Fannie C. 2. Philip A., U. S. N., highest record 
as gunner in the entire service. 3. Katherine R. 

vi. Sarah, b. 1847; m. 1868, Stephen O. Lont. Home» 

Waterbury, Conn, 
vii. Ida, b. Jan. 18, 1850; d. April 13, 1871. 
viii. William B., b. 1851; m. 1878, Mary E. Annible. Two 
boys, Charles A. and Edward. Home, Hollywood, 
Lc^ Angeles, Cal. 

ix. Charles Nelson, b. 1855; m. 1877, Julia Prescott. Two 
boys, Roy and Gujr. Home, Big Timber, Mont. 

X. James H., b. 1859; lives unm. with Elsie at Red Wing, 

xi. Nellie B., b. 1862; m. Lynn Merrick. One son, Al- 
bert. Home, Alleghany City, Pa. 

161. Joseph* Skillman (Joseph,' Joseph,* Joseph,* Thomas,* 
Thomas"), b. on Chambers St., N. Y., Sept. 24, 1804; with his 
brother, Abraham B., in hardware business, 1839; also in basket 
trade, 1844; removed to Scotch Bush, Montgomery Co., N. Y.; m. 
1832, Maria L. Anderson. Children: 

i. Catharine,' m. John B. Hyatt. 

ii. Josephine, m. Charles Lockwood and lived in Mont- 
gomery Co., N. Y. 

iii. Joseph, lived unm. in Brooklyn. Nothing clear. Was 
this the man crushed in doing his duty by the falling 
of a chimney on him at the Ocean Mills Fire, 208 
Fulton St., N. Y., Feb. 8, 1861, and buried in Green- 
wood with all the honors of the Fire Department for 
heroism ? Newspapers of the time glow with praise 
of him, but is this the Joseph? Who knows? 

162. Abraham B.* Skillman (Joseph,* Joseph,* Joseph,* Thomas,* 
Tnomas*), b. in New York City, Jan. 8, 1806; lifelong in hard- 
ware traae, his brothers along with him; many years at 271 
Greenwich St.; m. Catharine neroy. Children: 

i. Martha B.,' d. Oct. 6, 1875. 

ii. Isaac Brower, clerk, 1878; dealer in Glassware, 1886. 
iii. George Augustus, no record, 
iv. James Henry, no record. 

163. John * Skillman Qohn,* John,* Joseph,* Thomas,* Thomas*), 
b. in Brooklyn (Bush wick), March 21, 1819; dealt in books as 
"Skillman & Lane," 400 Pearl St., 1840-41, and "John Skillman," 
1842; m. (i) 1840, Sarah Ann Devoe; two daus.; m. (2) Dec. 3, 

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1846, Caroline Sevoe, stepdau. of Cadet, and by her were 

four additional children: 

i. Susan Prances,^ d. inf. 

ii. Sarah A., b. Sept. 30, 1842; d. 1868. 

iii. Caddie, b. May 5, 1848; d. Sept. 38, 1867. 

iv. Susanna Gardner, b. 1849; d. Feb., 1851. 

V. Susanna Church, b. 1852; m. April 24, 1872, Edgar 

vi. John Henry, b. 1855; drowned Jan. 5, 1864. 
164. Joseph Henry • Skillman (John,' John,* Joseph,* Thomas,' 
Thomas*), b. at Bushwick (Brookljm), Dec. 19, 1837; d. May 2, 
1890; m. 1873, Anna Stebbins. Children: 

i. Henry Christopher,' b. July 23, 1874. 

ii. Edwin Joseph, b. July 6, 1876. 

iii. May, b. June 14, 1883; d. inf. 

iv. Ethel, b. Feb. 4, 1885. 

V. Ralph Francis, b. May 17, 1889. 


With a Preface on the Aryan and Seigneurial Order or 
THE Empire in America. 

By the Viscount de Fronsac. 

In 1540, Charles, Count of Hapsburgh, Grand Duke of Aus- 
tria, Kin^ of Spain and Emperor of the Romans, extended the 
Seigneurial- Order of the Empire over America, of which entire 
continent he had become absolute master. 

To this Order, as a nobility, were admitted the Founders and 
Defenders of the Empire in America, to hold lands incorporated 
into lordships, or seigneuries, hereditarily with personal repre- 
sentation in the Emperor's Council in the various provinces 
where their seigneurial holdings extended; and as a class, even if 
bereft of lands and function by revolution and disaster, to con- 
stitute in their remotest generations a class of honor and pre- 
cedence like the noblesse-de-race of old Europe. 

The first and highest title of this Seigneurial Order he be- 
stowed on Colan, grandson of Christopher Uolumbus (the Duchy 
of Veragua) with the additional rank of hereditary Vice- Ad- 

On the dismemberment of this great Empire of Charles by 
treaty and distribution, the rights of succession of rank ana 
property of these families were continued by international agree- 
ment and the Seigneurial Order was continued by their establish- 
ment and added to by each succeeding monarchy. Thus the 
Dutch created their Patroon-Lords in New Netherland and when 
that passed to the British King Charles II, he added to them in 
Seigneurial succession the Lords of the Manors of New York, 

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while in Carolina he created a special list of Seigneurial titles, 
snch as Landgrave to rank with Earl, Cacique to rank with Vis- 
count, and Baron and Lord of Manor. His brother. King James, 
VII (II), later on countersigned Lord Baltimore's addition of the 
Lords of the Manors of Maryland. 

Already the Kings of Prance in Canada and Louisiana had 
followed after King James, VI's Baronets of Nova Scotia, with 
Seigneurial rank m the Dukes, Marquises, Counts, Barons and 
Seigneurs of that country — the highest of which was the Duke of 
Arkansas bestowed on John Law, finance minister of France and 
principal founder of Arkansas. 

Then when all these degrees, concessions and rights passed 
by treaty under the sovereignty of King George, III, oy the 
Treaty of Paris of 1763, they were expressly secured to the fam- 
ilies who had won them by their nobility, valor and merit. So 
from monarch to monarch by treaty and treaty, the imperial 
titles and sovereignty of the Emperor Charles in America were 
passed on until they finally devolved on the Kings of Great 
Britain and Ireland, with the chiefsbip of the Seigneurial Order 
of the Empire. 

The Revolution in America (1776-83) and the formation of 
the United States has not been deemed to have abrogated the 
Seigneurial honors of families residing in the states which were 
these former provinces of the Empire, any more than it destroyed 
the peerage nghts of the family of Lord Fairfax of Virginia. 

To assert, maintain and obtain recognition of these rights be- 
fore the Court of the Empire, as well as to preserve the Aryan 
purity of succession of these families, caused their principal de- 
scendants to reorganize the Seigneurial Order of the Empire in 
1880 (first established in America by the Emperor Charles in 1540) 
to which they added the name of Aryan. In 1908, by the gen- 
erosity of the Baroness Dorchester, Greywell Hill, Winchfield, 
England (Chief of one branch of the Order), the dies of the 
decoration were paid for and made by Spink, 17 and 18 Piccadilly, 
London (maker to the King and for the Order of the Garter). 
They were approved by the Herald's College and by the Earl- 
Marshall of England (Duke of Norfolk), and are to be worn by 
those descendants in the male line of the family name of the 
above mentioned families on registration in the Aryan and Seig- 
neurial College of Arms, Viscount de Fronsac, Herald-Marshall, 
London, Ontario, Canada. 

The feudal and titled families of New York — Lord-Patroons, 
etc., — who are eligible to this only Court, reco^ized and im- 
perially founded order in America, are the following: 

Schuyler, Lord of Beverwyck. 

Philip Piertersen Schuyler in 1650 was made Lord-Patroon of 
Beverwyck. His son was the first Mayor of Albany (1686-94). 
Arms: Vert, issuing from a cloud, ppr. a cubet arm in fesse, 
vested azure, holding in hand a falcon, close, ppr. Crest: a 
hawk, close ppr. Seigneurial Coronet. 

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Kyp, Lord of Kypsburg. 

Isaac Kyp, in 1688, was Lord-Patroon of Kypsburg. He was 
descended from Ruloflf de Kype, a Norman Seigneur whose 
barony was near Alencon, France. Isaac came to New York in 
1657 and was succeeded by his descendants, Jacob and Hendricks 
Kyp. Arms: Azure, a cheveron or, between two griffins sejant 
confrontee; in chief a dexter hand couped argent. Crest: a 
demi-griffin argent, holding in paws a cross, gules. Seigneurial 

Smith, Lord of St. George's Manor. 

Col. William Smith received the lordship of St. George's 
Manor at Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, in 1693. His 
son William was Judge of the Supreme Court and die^ in 1767, 
whose son William was Chief Justice and Royal Councillor up to 
1782. He was averse to Republicanism and wrote a historical 
summary of the times. He settled in Canada and was Judge at 

guebec after 1783. The family were from Hingham Fenn, 
orthampton, England. Arms: Or, on a cheveron gules, be- 
tween three crosses-crosslet fitchee sable, three bezants. Crest: 
out of a ducal coronet or, an Indian goat's head argent, eared 
sable, bearded and attired of the first. Seigneurial Coronet 

BvANS, Lord of Fletcher Manor. 

Capt. John Evans was made by the King Lord of Fletcher 
Manor in 1694. The family is of Norman origin, descending 
from Richard, son of Payne de Avenes who came to England in 
1 1 94. Arms: Azure, a griffin passant, and a chief, or. Crest: 
a griffin passant, or, beaked, fore legged and ducally gorged, 
azure. Motto: "Durate." Seigneurial Coronet. 

Van Courtlandt, Lord of Van Courtlandt Manor. 

Stephen Van Courtlandt, by Royal patent, was Lord of Court- 
landt Manor in 1697. It contained 83,000 acres. His ancestor 
Stephen, of South Holland, was a man of considerable import- 
ance in 1610, whose son Oloff came to New York in 1649, as a 
free-holder, Oloff was father of Stephen, the first Lord, who 
was Mayor of New York and a Royal Councillor in 1677, from 
whom descended Col. Philip Van Courtlandt, Lord of the Manor 
in 1783. The Manor house is yet possessed by the family whose 
rights of noblesse and representation are in the Aryan and Seig- 
neurial Order of the Empire. Arms: Argent, the wings of wind- 
mill sable, voided of the field, between six etoils gules. Seig- 
neurial Coronet. 

Livingston, Lord of Livingston Manor. 

Robert Livingston, by Royal patent, was Lord of Livingston 
Manor of 120,000 acres in 1686, who traced through Rev. Alex. 
Livingston of Sterling, 1590, to the Livingstons, Earls of Calen- 
dar in Scotland. From him descended several noted judges and 

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jurists. Arms: ist and 4th argent, three cingfoils gules within a 
royal tressure vert; and and 3d sable a bend between six billets 
or. Crest: a demi-hercules, wreathed about head and middle 
holding club erect in dexter hand and in sinister a serpant ppr. 
Motto: " Si je puis." Seigneurial Coronet. 

Gardiner, Lord of Gardiner Manor. 

Col. Lionel Gardiner in 1639, by Royal patent, was made Lord 
of Gardiner Manor, Gardiner's Island. The Manor contained 
3,300 acres. Most likely the family descends from William Le 
Gardiener who possessed estates in Rutland, England, in laoa. 
The name occurs in the XIII in Yorkshire, and in the following 
century in Wilts and Somerset. Arms: A cheveron, ermine, be- 
tween two griflBns' heads in chief and a cross patt^, argent in 
base. Crest: A pelican, sable, vulning itself, gules. Motto: 
" Deo non fortuna." Seigneurial Coronet. 

Morris, Lord of Morrisania. 

His Excellency, Lewis Morris, who had been Royal Gover- 
nor of New Jersey in 1638, was bjr Royal patent in 1697, made 
Manorial lord of Morrisania. His son Lewis and his grandson 
Richard, Lords of the Manor in succession, were also both judges 
in admiralty. He descended from William Morris, Lord of Tin- 
turn Manor, Co. Monmouth, England. The family originated 
with the Norman name of de St. Maurice, and the fief m Nor- 
mandie existed in 1180. Isabella, John and Margerie Morice are 
recorded in England in 1272. Arms: ist and 4th gules, a lion^ 
ramp, regard, or; 2d and 3d three torteaux in fesse. Crest: A 
castle in lames, ppr. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Philippse, Lord of Philippsebourg. 

Hon. Frederic Philippse, by Royal patent in 1693, was made 
Lord of the Manor of Philippsebourg containing 1500 sauare 
miles. He was a Royal Councillor in the Province of New York 
and was bom at Balsward, in Friesland. His son Frederic was a 

f-eat leader in the Province and married a daughter of the 
oyal Governor. He was succeeded bv his son. Col. Frederic^ 
who left ten children, while of his daughters, Mary married Col. 
Beverley Robinson and Susan married Col. Morris. Arms: A 
demi-lion issuant of a ducal coronet, argent, crowned or. Crest: 
the same. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Paine, Lord of Sophy Manor. 

John Paine about 1666 was by Royal writ made Lord of Sophy 
Manor, Prudence Island, near Rhode Island. He was bom in 
1601 and first settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, where in i647.9, 
he was a Deputy to the General Court. He was proprietor of a 
fine estate and was the ruling elder and treasurer of Essex 
County for eighteen years. His first wife was Ann, daughter of 

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296 Lords of Manors of New York. [Oct, 

John Whiting of the Manor of Hudleigh, Suffolk, England. He 
was succeeded in manorial lordship by his son John. His other 
son, Robert, graduated at Harvard and was living in 1701. The 
family descends from Robert Payen of Normandie, 118-98, from 
one oflfshoot of whom were the Baronets Payne. Arms: Paly of 
six argent and vert; on a chief azure three garbs, or. Crest: A 
lion, ppr. supporting a sheaf of wheat. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Pell, Lord of Pellham Manor. 

Thomas Pell in 1666, by Royal writ, was made Lord of Pell- 
ham Manor. He was grandson of John Pell and Margaret Ober- 
land whose father. Rev. John Pell was rector of Southwick, 
Sussex, England, 1590. His son obtained an. addition to the 
Royal patent of lordship in 1687 whose original e^ent was 9,166 
acres. The first ancestor of the family was Radulphus Pele of 
Normandie, 11 80. From him Robert, son of Robert le Pele was 
settled at York, England. From the same source came also the 
Peels of Yorkshire and Lancaster, ancestors of Sir Robert Peel, 
one time minister of England. Arms: Ermine, on a canton 
azure, a pelican or, vulned, gules. Seigneurial Coronet. 

BiLLOPP, Lord of Bentley Manor. 

Capt. Christopher Billopp received from the King in 1687 the 
lordship of Bentley Manor of over 2,000 acres, southwest part of 
Staten Island. He had been an officer in the Royal Navy. His 
only daughter married Mr. Young Farmer. The son by the mar- 
riage on mheriting the manorial lordship took the name of feil- 
lopp. The manor was the meeting place for Lord Howe, Dr. 
Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1778, in a fruit- 
less undertaking to end the hostilities between the British prov- 
inces and the Parliamentary usurpation in England. Farmer- 
Billopp entered the British Army and became Colonel. His 
estates were confiscated by the Revolutionary Party in America 
in 1782 and he settled in New Brunswick where he became Pres- 
ident of the Provincial Council. His descendants yet retain their 
Seigneurial honors. Arms: Vert, an eagle displayed argent, 
armed and langued gules. Crest: A wolflf sejant regardant, 
argent vulned on the shoulder, gules. Motto: "Sublimiora 
Petamus." These arms were borne by the family of Biddulph 
since 1583 (ancestors of the Billopps), when they held the manor 
of Biddulph in Staffordshire, England. A Seigneurial Coronet is 
added for their manorial rank. 

Pauw, Lord of Pavonia. 

Michael Pauw in 1630 was Lord-Patroon of Pavonia. He was 
formerly of Holland and of a noble Dutch family. Descended 
from the same source was M. de Pauw, reader to King Frederic 
the Great of Prussia. Arms: Empaled, ist, argeant, a paon with 
feathers displayed, ppr. 2ndly, azure, a granade stemmed and 
leaved, or. Seigneurial Coronet. 

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De Vries, Lord of Pavonia Manor. 

D. P. de Vries in 1636 received through the Pauw family the 
hereditary lordship of Pavonia Manor. He was formerly of 
Amsterdam, Holland. Arms: Azure, a cheveron between three 
ears of com argent. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Melyn, Lord of Pavonia Hall. 

Cornelius Melyn was possessed of Manorial rights and pat- 
roonate lordship of the domain of Pavonia Hall, Staten Island in 
1640. The family which had also English branches in the name 
of Mellen, was derived from Malins or De Malines in Flanders. 
The Lords of Malines descended from Bertold, living in 800, were 
established as Advocates or Protectors of Malines by the Bishop 
of Liege. They were Cavaliers of the Holy Empire in 1721. 
Arms: Gules, three pales vair, as recorded in their native city of 
Antwerp, to which is added the symbol of their rank. A Seig- 
neurial Coronet. 

Mayhew, Lords of Mayhew Manor. 

Matthew Mayhew, by royal writ became Lord of Mayhew 
Manor, Martha's Vineyard, in 1685. He was of a scholarly and 
distinguished ancestry, descended from Thomas Mayhew, gent., 
bom in 1 591 in England, and a passenger to Watertown, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1 63 1. The latter was Deputy to the General Court 
(1634-44). He removed to Martha's Vineyard in 1647, where he 
was governor for the proprietors and preached to the Indians. 
His first wife was Martha Parkhurst, and his second, Grace, 
widow of Thomas Paine. He was father of Matthew, the first 
Lord of the Manor, and of Thomas, a judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas. Arms: Argeant, on a fesse sable between three 
roses, gules, a lily of the first, which arms were borne by their 
predecessor Richard Mayhew, Bishop of Hereford (1504-16), to 
which is added the Seigneurial Coronet. 

Mayhew, Lord of Tysbury Manor. 

Thomas Mayhew, judge, etc., brother of Matthew, first Lord 
of Mayhew Manor, received by Royal writ the Manor of Tysbury, 
adjoining Mayhew Manor, in 1671. Arms: same as above. 

Wyllys, Lord of Wylles Manor. 

The Hon. Samuel Wyllys (Welles), Secy, of the Colony of 
Connecticut, by Royal writ became Lord of Wyllys Manor in 
1675, which included Plum Island. He was born in Warwick- 
shire, England, in 1638. He came to Connecticut and was a 
magistrate in 1654. His wife was a daughter of Gov. Haines. 
His father, George, was one time Gov. of the Province, whose 
eldest son, George, remained in England in charge of the family 
estate of Tenny-Compton. Gov. Wyllys was also a commissioner 
to the Congress of the United Provinces held at Albany. The 
family descends from Eflfric de Welles, who held the fief of 

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298 LMrds of Af anon of New York. [Oct, 

Welles or Wellis in Normandie in 1180. Lord Samuel Wyllys 
was succeeded by his son Hezekiah, who was Secy, for the Colony 
(1712-34). His son and successor, Lord George Wyllys j[married 
the daughter, Eliz., of Rev. James Hobart), was Colonial Secy. 
(1734-96), which office continued in this manorial family up to 
1809, when it was held by Lord George Wyllys. Arms: Argent, 
a cheveron between three mullets, gule. Crest: A falcon ex- 
panded, ppr., belled, or. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Fletcher, Lord of Pletchbrton. 

Col. Benj. Fletcher, Royal Governor of New York in 1692, by 
Royal writ was made Lord of Fletcherton Manor. He was 
descended from Robert Flechier, Normandie, 11 98. Adam le 
Flechier came to England, 1272, from whom descended the 
Baronets Fletcher and Fletcher, Lord of Saltown in Scotland. 
Col. Fletcher was son of William Fletcher of Low Bashir Manor, 
Westmeath, Ireland, by wife Abigail, daughter and heiress of 
Henry Vincent of London. His son and successor, Lord Benj. 
Fletcher, is mentioned in connection with the Province of Penn- 
sylvania where some of the family reside. Arms: ist and 4th 
sable a cross flory between four escallops, argent: 2nd and 3d, 
azure, a cheveron between three quarterfoils slipped, argent. 
Crest: An arm in armor embowed holding in gauntlet an arrow, 
ppr. Motto: " Per Augustum." Seigneurial Coronet. 

Lovelace, Lord of Pavonia Villa. 

Col. Francis Lovelace, Royal Governor of New York in 1670, 
by Royal writ was Lord of Pavonia Villa, Staten Island. He was 
a son of Sir Richard, Baron Lovelace, of the Manor of Hurley. 
His relative, John Lovelace, succeeded him as Lord of the Manor 
and was also I^oyal Governor of the Province in 1708. He mar- 
ried Lady Ann Wentworth, daughter of the Earl of Cleveland, 
who was created Baroness Wentworth in her own right. She 
was ancestress of the Earl of Lovelace and Lord Wentworth. 
The peerage of Lovelace became extinct in 1736, but rights of 
representation in the Aryan and Seigneurial Order devolve on 
the next nearest colateral. Arms: ist and 4th gules, on a shief 
indented argent, three martlets sable for Lovelace: 2nd azure, on 
a saltire engrailed argent, five martlets sable for Hingham: 3rd 
on a saltire argent, a rose of Lancaster for Neville. Crest: On 
the trunk of a tree, vert, an eagle displayed argent. Supporters: 
Two pegasi pourpre. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Palmer, Lord of Cassilton Manor. 

Capt. John Palmer in 1687 by Royal writ became Lord of 
Cassilton Manor of the North part of Staten Island. In 1681 he 
acquired a large tract of land in Somerset Co., New Jersey. He 
was member of the Council of the Gov. Sir Edmund Andros, and 
had come from England with the commission of Chief- Justice. 
The name Palmer meant a Crusader. In England four of these 
families had a Norman origin. The Palmers of Lincoln, those of 

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York, those of Northampton, and those of Hants and Sussex. 
Arms: Or, on a cbeveron gules, five acorns of the field. Seign- 
eurial Coronet. 

Heathcotb, Lord of Scarsdale Manor. 

Col. Caleb Heathcote by Patent Royal was Lord of Scarsdale 
Manor, 21 March, 1701. He was son of Gilbert of Westerfield, 
Derbyshire, and brother of Sir Gilbert, Lord-Mayor of London. 
He married Martha, dauc^hter of Col. William Smith, a manorial 
lord of Long Island and former Governor of Tangiers. Lord 
Heathcote was Surveyor-General of the Province, and Mayor of 
New York in 17 11. One of his daughters married James de 
Lancey, Lieut-Gov. of the Province. Arms: Ermme, three 
pomeis charged with a cross, or. Crest: On a mural crown, a 
pomen between two wings displayed, ermine. Seigneurial 

Van Rensselaer, Lord of Rensselaerwyck. 

De Heer Kilieen Van Rensselaer was Lord-Patroon of Rens- 
selaerwyck before 1637. He was a pearl and diamond merchant, 
and one of the Directors of the Dutch West Indian Company. 
His patroonate lordship extended in Albany and Rensselaer 
Counties. He died in 1645 and was succeeded by his son Kilieen, 
who married Marie Van Courtlandt. At his death in 1701, his 
sons Jeremiah and Stephen were the succeeding Lords of the 
manor. The latter died in 1747 and was succeeded by Stephen, 
who married Catherine Livingston. He died in 1764. His son. 
Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer, bom 1764, Lieut.-Gov. of New 
York, 1795-8, was Major-General 1812-15. By his first wife, 
Margaret Schuyler, he had Stephen, his successor, and other 
children by second marriage. Arms: ist gules, a cross ancr^ 
argent: 2nd argent, a fesse embattled, voided, sable: 3d argent, 
three antique crosses, azure: 4th or three che veronals sable. 
Motto: '^ Niemand Zondes." Siegneurial Coronet 

Chambers, Lord of Pox Hall. 

Thomas Chambers, by Royal writ in 1667 became Lord of 
Pox Hall, near Kincfston. The familvis Norman and trace direct 
to Robert de la Chambre who held lands in feudal tenure in 
Worcestershire, England, in 1345. Arms: Argent, a cbeveron 
sable, surmounted by another ermine between three chambers 

S laced transverse of the escutcheon, of the second, fired, ppr. 
eigneurial Coronet 

Archer, Lord of Pordham Manor. 

John Archer, of Royal patent, was made Lord of Pordham 
Manor, 13 Nov., 167 1. His rather and grandfather were named 
John also, the latter of whom married Eleanor Prewin, and was 
son of Humphrey Archer, gent, bom 1527. John, the first lord 
of the manor, was succeeded by his son John who married in 
New York in 1686, Sarah Odell. Their son Samuel was the third 

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lord of Pordhatn Manor. The family trace to William Arcuarius, 

feneral of bowmen, Haunts, Enc^land, 1086, whose son Fulbert 
/Archer witnessed a charter of Geoffrey de Clinton, time of 
King Henry, I. Arms: Per pale gules and azure; three arrows or, 
barbed and feathered argent. Crest: A dragon's head issuant 
of a mural crown of the last and third. Seigneurial Coronet. 

Lloyd, Lord of Queens Manor. 

Lloyd became Lord of Queens Manor by Royal assent in 

1679. It was situated on Long Island. This family was of noble 
Welsh origin. Arms: Gules, a lion or. Crest: A bird rising, or. 
Seigneurial Coronet. 

There may have been other manorial grantees or possessors 
of that Seigneurial dignity and rank. Puller information is 
sought of these founders and defenders of the Empire in Amer- 
ica so that all families thus entitled may appear in the forth- 
coming book. Baronage of the Empire^ soon to be issued in Bne- 
land. All such information should be sent to the Viscount de 
Pfonsac, London, Ontario, Canada. 


Wandell, Townsend, lawyer, Annual Member, elected Jan. 12, 1900, was 
killed in a railway accident at Bologna, Italy, June 28, 1908, aeed 60. Mr. 
Wandell was a bachelor; his father was Judge Benjamin Coe Wandell; his 
home was at 157 East 83d Street, where he lived with his brother Francis L. and 
his sister Miss Josephine Wandell. His office was at u Chambers Street. He 
was a graduate of the Columbia College Law School in 1865, and in his law 
practice his uprightness of purpose and trustworthiness of character gained for 
nim the confiaence and trust of many clients who placed the entire charge of 
their estates in his hands. His friend, J. S. Voorhees, in a letter to the press 
pays him this beautiful tribute: "Everyone loved and respected him, and they 
could not help loving him for he was true, honest and just. He had a kina 
word for every one. The world is better for having known Townsend Wandell 
and though his self-sacrificing earthly career is ended, his pure upright 
example will live and inspire others for good.'* Mr. Wandell was a member 
of the Union League, Club, the Sons of the Revolution, the Holland Society, the 
St Nicholas Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical 
Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, the Dwight Alumni Association, and the Columbia Law 
School Alumni. He was trustee and manager of the New York City Church 
Extension and Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, and manager of the 
New York Deaconess Home and Training School. The funeral services were 
held in the Madison Avenue Episcopal Church, Friday, July 24, 1908. 


Waldron— Vermilye.— Was Maria Coverts, wife of Resolved Waldron 
of Amsterdam, the mother of Resolved Waldron, Jr., the Harlem, N. Y., 
settler? Wanted proof that the said Resolved Waldron, Jr., and Johannes 
Vermilye, another Harlem settler, were entitled to use coat-armor, and the 
blazon of their arms. 

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Smith. — Caleb Smith, the third of his name, in line, m. Hannah, dau. of 
Jacobus Dyckman, 26 Jan., 1804. Who was the mother of the said Caleb 
Smith; was he of the Tangier Rock or Bull Smith; what was his line back to 
the founder of the Smith family on Long Island; and what was the day and 
month of Caleb's death in 1858? 

Dyckman. Who was the mother of the celebrated Staats Morris Dyck- 
man? Riker*s Revised History of Harlem gives him as son of Jacob and 
Tryntje Benson of Spuyton Duyvil, or Harlem, and m. to Eliza Come, Bolton 
says he was the fifth son of Jacob Dyckman of Phillipsburgh, and m. Eliza 
Kennedy, His true parentage and dates of birth for himself and his wife are 

The marriage date of Jacob and Tryntje (Benson) Dyckman is asked for, 
and a dated list of their children: Samson, Staats Atoms, Benjamin, Jacobus 
JoJin, Garret, Wm. Nagel, Maria, Catalina, fane, and perhaps y^r^^. 

Riker says John above, m. Aletta Goetchins, but members of the family 
say he m. Mehitable Westcot Which is correct? 

The will of Deliverance Conkline in 1762, names his dau. Deliverance 
Conkling, wife of Jacob Dyckman. Who were Jacob's parents? Could he have 
been son of Jacob and Tryntje Benson above? 

Is Mr. D. Waters Dyckman a descendant of the Long Island family of 
Waters, and if so, how? 

The above is asked for in the interest of a Dyckman Chart now being 
compiled. lucy d. akerly. 


Our American Barclays, by Cornelia Barclay Barclay. Cloth, small 
Euto, pp. 80. r * * ' " * . - - - 

New York. 1908. 

Quarto, pp. 80.^ Limited edition, privately printed. The Grafton Press, 

This little work is filled with interestine details concerning the early 
members of the ancient Barclay Family of Albany, N. Y., so many of whom 
were loyalists at the time of the Revolutionary War. The information is 
largely imparted in the form of conversational letters addressed to the children 
of the compiler, with additional chapters on the early English and Scotch 
families of the name, the Saxon "ae Berkeleys" and the Rev. Thomas 
Barclay, the first of his family in America, together with copies of various 
epistles written by and to members of his family. It is probable that the Rev. 
Thomas Barclay, who only took clerical orders at the late age of forty years, 
was allied to the Barclays of Fifeshire, Scotland, and was possibly a son of Sir 
Robert Barcla3r, Bart, of Pierston, County Fife, by his second wife Barbara 
Deas(?). Positive proof of this fact is lacking, but a skilled searcher in Scot- 
land has produced many documents pointing to this origin of the family and 
the clue is well worth serious investigation, ^o much new and valuable data 
has been collected by Mrs. Barclay beyond the meajB^re facts hitherto known, 
that it is hoped a complete genealogy of this interestmg Tory family will soon 
be published in the standard form and arrangement. In the meantime the 
compiler is to be congratulated upon putting^ the family history in so compact 
and readable a form, the book being beautifully printed in large clear type, 
with wide margins, and the paper and binding up to the high standard set by 
its publishers. 

The Descendants op James Cole op Plymouth, 163^ Also a record 
of the families of Lt. Thomas Bumham of Ipswich, 1635; ^^ Edward Winship 
of Cambridge, 1635, and Simon Huntington, England, 1635, with a complete 
record of the Cole, Coole and Coule families of America in the Revolution, 
By Ernest Byron Cole. The Grafton Press, New York. 1908. Cloth, Quarta 
pp. 435. 

There is some mention of the family^ before the emigration to America, but 
it is best known by the fact that the hill where the Mayflower pilgrims were 


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first buried is known as Cole*s Hill, since James Cole, who came to Saco, 
Maine, in 1633, and one year later located at Plymouth, lived on a grant of ten 
acres including this first burial ground. His descendants are traced to the 
tenth generation and their children. To this is added the three families 
named on the title page, and other Cole families in America, which are only 
briefly given, as will be seen when seven families cover that number of pages. 
The Revolutionary records fill about fifty pages, and an index in three columns 
of eighteen pages, completes a book which shows industry and will be sought 
by many. 

The Cantrill-Cantrbll Genealogy, by Susan Cantrill Christie. 
Cloth, Octavo, pp. 271. Full Index. The Grafton Press, New York. 1908. 

This is the first complete record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, a 
resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of the earlier Cantrills in England 
and America, and m subject matter, arrangement, and beauty of print and 
binding reflects high credit upon the family historian and the publishers. It 
is the first genealogy of this family, one of the oldest in America, to be pub- 
lished and represents ten ^rears constant and faithful labor. The name can 
be clearly traced to the original family of Cantrill or Cantrelle in France, and a 
brief history is given of the early Cantrills in England, Ireland and America. 
No claim is made to the arms or early lines of ancestry, however, unless there 
is absolute proof of right or relationship, and this frank attitude of the compiler 
cannot be too highly commended, as the general tendency of the family his- 
torian is toward assuming the arms of a distinguished ancestry, without the 
slightest right or reason. No less than 2127 desecendants are traced out and 
praise should be awarded the workmanlike manner of arrangement, which 
follows the best and most modern practice in genealogical manuscripts. The 
book is sure to become a work of reference and no large genealogical library 
can afford to be without a copy. A word of praise should also be said in 
behalf of The Grafton Press, tne publishers, for its careful preparation and 
publication of the manuscript and the great skill and taste displayed. In this 
age of indifferent printing of inaccurate genealog[ical matter bound up in the 
cheapest form, it is refreshing to find a book of this character and style. 

Additional Contributions to the History op Christ Church, 
Hartford, Conn., with the Records of Baptisms, Confirmations, Communi- 
cants, Marriages and Burials, 1 760-1900. Volume II. Cloth, Octavo, pp. 517. 
Full Index. Press of Belknap & Warfield, Hartford. 1908. 

This splendid transcript of the records of one of the most important 
churches in Hartford fitlv crowns the compilation of the history of this parish, 
so well related in the first volume, previously reviewed in the Record. 
Church registers are dry reading save to those engaged in hunting up the lost 
generations of their name, yet these records are filled with many interesting 
details due to the untiring energjr of Mr. George E. Hoadley, a member of one 
of the oldest families in the parish. By searching old magazines and news- 
papers, county and private graveyards, and by means of extensive inquiries 
and correspondence, Mr. Hoadley was able to add many items of incalculable 
value to the annals of the church. A marked feature of this volume is the 
exhaustive index, showing at a glance the place, number and character of the 
record concerning each name. The press work and binding is in keeping with 
and fully up to the standard of Volume I, and these volumes will have an 
imponant share in perpetuating the history of the early Connecticut churches. 

Dorchester Day. Celebration of the 277th Anniversary of the Settle- 
ment of Dorchester, 1630- 1907, by James H. Stark. Cloth, Royal Octavo, pp. 
117, with Index. Press of Municipal Printing Office, Boston. 1907. 

The custom of celebrating the original founding of early Colonial towns is 
growing and will result in inciting civic pride and stimulating a desire to learn 
more conceminz the historic progress of the New England cities. The more 
interest aroused among the descendants of the early settlers the greater 
harvest will result from the unearthing of private records and documents of 

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priceless value, hitherto unavailable because of ignorance or indifference. 
This book was created by the efforts of the Dorchester Historical Society and 
contains the addresses and proceeedings which marked the four annual cele- 
brations of Dorchester Day from 1904-1907. It is well printed and illustrated 
with portraits and pictures of old landmarks and spots of historic interest, and 
will be a pleasant reminder to those who took part in honoring their native 
town. ' 

Andrew Ellicott, His Life and Letters, by Catharine Van Cortland 
Mathews. Illustrated, Cloth, Octavo, pp. 256 with Index. The Grafton Press, 
New York. 1908. 

With the exception of a few brief statements in the histories of several 
other allied families, a short biographical sketch in Stuart's Civil and Military 
Engineers of America, and a few stray newspaper articles, no adequate account 
of Major Andrew Ellicott's career has been puolished before the present work. 
The book has been prepared from many valuable private papers, letters, 
diaries and documents m the possession of his descendants relative to the 
surveys and plans of the District of Washington and is doubly welcome as a 
full, fair and nnal biography of one of the ablest civil engineers this land has 
produced, and as a timely tribute to one, who, with Major L*£nfant, planned and 
laid out the City of Washin^on, the capitol of the United States. It would be 
impossible in a few brief hues to do justice to the many and vast surveying 
tasks accomplished by Mr. Ellicott, but when it is stated that he laid out the 
Baltimore and western boundary of Pennsylvania in 1785, made the first 
measurement of Niagara in 1790, laid out the road to Presqu* Isle Fort in 
1793-95, ^^^ ^^ Florida boundary, the ability and activity of the man com- 
mands the respect of the nation. He was the son of Joseph and Judith (Bleaker) 
Ellicott, whose direct ancestor was that Andrew Ellicott, who came from 
Devonshire, England, in 1731, to settle in Bucks County, Pa. 

His father was an expert clockmaker, whose strong mathematical bent of 
mind undoubtedly endowed his talented son with the love of the exact sciences. 
The numerous extracts from private dairies and the copies of his letters incor- 
porated in the book give a vivid picture of his career and in this way the 
author has cleverly made her talented subject tell his own story. His literary 
style is excellent, the text being clear, simple and flowing, so that the readers' 
interest is kept up with the progress of the work and he arrives at the close all 
too soon and with keen regret. The art of biography is difficult in that the 
personality of the writer is ever strugglin^^ with the character of the subject — 
It may be imavoidably — and the result is too apt to prove a personal and 
prejuaiced criticism, rather than an impartial life history, in this work, 
however, the authoress has confined her words to descnption rather than 
comment, with a result as happy for her subject as it is creaitable Jto herself. 
The illustrations are superior m tone and finish, the typography distinct and 
restful and the dress of the volume appropriate in quiet taste to the Quaker 
attributes of its hero. It is a book for the libraries of book-lovers as well as 
the general public and deserves every success. 

A History op Thomas and Anne Billopp Farmar and Some op 
Their Descendandts in America, by Charles Farmar Billopp. Cloth, 
Octavo, pp. 125. Full Index. The Grafton Press, New York. 1907. 

The family of Farmar was early established at Sanciton, Co. Oxon, Enj;- 
land, and Major Jaspar Farmar of County Cork, Ireland, first arrived in 
America in the ship Bristol Merchant^ on September 9th, 16B5, bringing with 
him his sons, their families and twenty servants. He settled on a tract of 5,000 
acres purchased from William Penn, embracing all of "Farmars or White- 
marsh Township, Philadelphia County, South of Shippack Road.*' 

His grandson, Thomas Farmar, Chief Justice ot Supreme Court of New 
Jersey, son of Jaspar Farmar, Jr., the husband of Anne Billopp, daughter of 
Captain Christopher Billopp of the Royal Navy, was the founder of the brandi 
of the family whose descenaants are set forth m this work. Many of these de- 
scendants were officers in the English Army, and the annals of the family show 
a long line of distinguished men. The material has been ably treated by the 

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compiler and his work evidences great research, accuracy and ability. The 
method of arrangement is somewhat confusing, and renders the tracing of any 
descendant difficult to one unfamiliar with the family lines, but this must be 
attributed to the narrative style which the author uses and to the wealth of 
interesting detail which fills the pages. The illustrations of Coat Armor, 
portraits and pictures of manor houses, as well as the entire style of the volume 
IS in excellent taste and the work will make a valuable addition to select 
genealogical libraries. ^ 

Family Records op the Descendants op Gershom Flagg (bom 
1730) OP Lancaster, Mass., with other Genealogical Records of 
THE Flagg Family Descended prom Thomas Flagg op Watertown, 
Mass., and Including the Flagg Lineage in England, by Norman 
Gershom Flagg and Lucius C. S. Flagg. Cloth, Octavo, pp. 173, with Index. 
Privately printed. 1907. 

In collecting and compiling all Flai^ records in New England, whether of 
those of the name directly related, or of those as yet unplaced, the authors have 
undoubtedly preserved mformation which in a few years more might have 
been difficult if not impossible to secure. With all these facts before them 
future family historians can more readily exercise the process of selection and 
elimination so necessary in the compilation of an accurate and complete 
genealogy. Thomas Flagg, baptized at Whinberg, Norfolk, England, 161 5, 
who sailed for America in 1637, when twenty-one years of age, and settled at 
Watertown, Mass., was the founder of the main American line oiP the name and 
from him sprang a long line of descendants. The compilers have made the 
dry facts of descent interesting by addinfi^ many excellent photographs of 
members of the family and their homes, ana when possible have inserted short 
bio«^raphical sketches. The book shows an earnest spirit of research, a careful 
and accurate selection of the important facts contained in the town, county and 
court records, and a comprehensive arrangement of the subject. It is to be 
regretted that the system of nomenclature is special rather than standard, but 
this must in a measure be attributed to the fact that the compilers are not 
trained genealogists, and hence have sacrificed general utility to the public to 
an individual system with which they are familiar. What is easy to them 
through custom of usage may be extremely intricate to the general searcher, 
and as time saved is the essence of success in a long hunt for family pedi- 
grees, any new and original method of indicating descent, requiring special 
education, is always condemned by skilled genealogists. The press work, paper 
and binding of the book is in excellent taste, and as an authoritative woric the 
book is well fitted for extensive reference. 

The Qrapton Magazine op History and Genealogy, a Quarterly 
Publication, Vol. I, No. i. June, 1908. The Grafton Press, New York. 1908. 

The appearance of a new magazine devoted to historical and genealogical 
subjects is always weclome for a number of manuscripts, family histories 
and unpublished records are constantly coming to light, and it will soon be 
impossible for the older and well established periodicals to print even those 
deserving of record. The time is rapidly approaching, however, when a 
nice discrimination must be exercised, not only by the libraries in accepting 
genealogical works but by the magazines in filling up their numbers. Fages 
devoted to long lines of descent, without historical or biographical notes, soon 
grow uninteresting and "histories of the unimportant *' are becoming a drug on 
the genealogical market. For this reason much care should be exercised in 
selecting and publishinj^ material of this nature, and it is a pleasure to note 
that this first number ot the Grafton Magazine is filled with good reading and 
with articles of literary value. May it have a successful and prosperous career 
in its chosen field and do its part in arousing and maintaining the interest and 
wholesome pride of all worthy descendants of the early settlers of this land. 

John Harvard's Life in America or Social and Political Life in 
New England in 1637- 1638, by Andrew McFarland Davis. Paper, Octavo, 
pp. 45. Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, University Press. 1908. 

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The author deals with a single year of John Harvard's life and from scanty 
facts at hand, has framed a strong picture of the man and his time. Strange as 
it mav seem, scarcely any information can be had concerning the celebrated 
founder of Harvard university, and much of his history in the Massachusetts 
G>lony must be supplied from documents relating to his contemporaries and 
companions in Cambridge. Even the will in which he wrote his "immortal 
beouest '* of his library and fortune to Harvard College has disappeared. The 
author has the happv faculty of so clothing a mere skeleton of a biography 
with living words ana phrases, as to make it most interesting reading and m a 
sense conveys the impression of possessing more details of the Cambridge 
scholar's life than he has aauall^r gleaned. The work will be a welcome 
addition to the little collection of biographies and histories of one whose early 
gift to learning will continue to bear fruit for hundreds of generations yet 

Thb Ancestry op Rosalie Morris Johnson, Daughter op George 
Calvert Morris and Elizabeth Kuhn, His Wipe, by R. Winder Johnson. 
Second Volume. Cloth, Quarto, pp. 87. Full Index. Privately printd, Phila- 
delphia. 1908. 

The English and Flemish ancestors of the subject of this work are clearly 
set forth in a series of pedigree charts prepared from Heralds Visitations, 
Town and Church Records and family documents, and the compilation evinces 
much learning and attention to detail. This stvie of genealogy, tho compar- 
atively rare m this country, is one which enables the searcher to note at a 
glance the source of birth and in fact may be ^led a " map of descendants." 

The ancient Flemish records must be a mine full of facts concerning many 
of the early immigrants to this country and in tracing such portions as affect 
his kin, the compiler will aid and encourage other famuies of Flemish descent 
to make the effort of locating their ancestors beyond sea. Alliances with the 
family of Peter Paul Rubens, the great artist, and with the Stier Family of 
Antwerp are well worthy of perpetuation in record form and of a pardonable 
pride among their living descendants. The intricacies of descent have been 
tersely set forth and beautifully arranged by the compiler who shows a fine 
genealogical sense and confines his facts to simple, direct statement, without 

S»ing into collateral speculations and digressions. The paper and printing of 
e work is worthy of admiration and imitation and it was a happy thought to 
add the facsimilies of family signatures from original documents in the Ant- 
werp archives. 

Middletown Upper Houses. A History of the North Society of Mid- 
dletown, Ct., 1630-1800, with genealogical and biographical chapters on early 
families and a full genealogy of the Ranney family, by Charles Collard Adams, 
M.A., Secretary, Treasurer, etc. Cloth, Octavo, pp. 847. The Grafton Press, 
New York. 1908. 

This book begins with an account of the first settlements in Connecticut 
prior to 1651, when Mattabeseck (16^3 Middletown) was made a town. Upper 
Houses was finallycalled Cromwell in 185 1. The history of this place is tull 
and interesting. The descendants of Thomas Ranney occupy the pajges from 
143 to 505. Brief genealo^^ies follow of Bulkely, Butler, Clark, Doolittle, Ed- 
wards, Eells, Gaylord, Gndley, Hall, Hubbard, Hurlburt, Keith, Kelsey, Kirby, 
L*Hommedieu, Prout, Riley, Sage, Savage, Smith, Stocking, Stow, Treat, War- 
ner, White, Wilcox, and Williams families. The book throughout is profusely 
illustrated. A three column index of fifty-eight pages concludes the volume 
which will prove satisfactory to many. It would have been preferable to 
have the genealogies follow the approved plan adopted by the Register and 
Record but nevertheless the work is welcome. 

Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population, by 
George 6. Louis Amer, Ph.D. Paper, Octavo, pp. 99. New York, Columbia 
University. 1908. 

The subject of intermarriages among kin is ably treated by the author, who 
has grouped the more striking features of such alliances into seven chapters. 


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and while he does not claim an exhaustive statistical examination of the 
question, he has clearly set forth such principles as should be deduced from the 
material available. Although the pamphlet is not of a genealogical nature yet 
it will prove of value to those who study the history of families and by calhng 
the attention of genealogists to this phase of social life, may result in valuable 
facts and discoveries. The author s style is clear and logical and his work 
shows much erudition. 

George Morton, of Plymouth Colony, and some of His De- 
scendants, by John K. Allen. Paper, Royal OcUvo, pp. 43. Privately 
printed. 1908. Full Index. 

The first known record of George Morton was in the Dutch Church 
Records of Leyden, Holland, and describes him as "merchant, from York in 
England, accompanied by Thomas Morton his brother and Roger Wilson, his 
acquaintance, * and married to Juliana Carpenter, maid from Bath in England, 
accompanied by Alexander Carpenter, her father, and Alice Carpenter, her 
sister, and Anna Robinson, her acquaintance. The marriage took place "23 
July — 2 August, 1612." He came to Plymouth in the ship Anne during the 
latter part of July, 1623, was a brother-m-law of Gov. William Bradford, and 
was probably the author of •* Mourt's Relation," the first publication of informa- 
tion about the adventure of the Pilgrims. Nothing indicates his original place of 
residence in England, and his English ancestry has never been authonutively 
traced, but the author has followed down the nrst four generations in America 
with great accuracy and has continued certain branches down to the tenth 
generation. The arrangement and treatment of this genealogy is altogether 
admirable, following as it does, the best principles of recording; descent and 
clearly and concisely setting forth the link without goin^ mto collateral 
branches and unnecessary detail. The paging, printing and type used show 
the taste of a trained genealogist, and the sole regret is that the pamphlet is 
not boimd in cloth for the greater preservation of its valuable contents. 

Two Centuries of New Milford, Conn., an account of the Bi-Cen- 
tennial Celebration of the founding of the town, held June 15, 16, 17 and 18, 1907, 
with a number of historical articles and reminiscences. Prepared under the 
direction of the Historical Committee by various citizens of New Milford and 
by the editorial department of the Grafton Press. Cloth, Octavo, pp. 307. 
Index. The Grafton Press, New York. 1907. 

The selection of special writers to deal with the different subjects of 
interest in the history of the early towns, appears to be a wise method of 
collecting into one volume historical matter which could not be compiled by 
one author without great labor and research and credit is due to the editorial 
department of The Grafton Press, for inaugurating this method of arranging 
and preserving town and county histories. John Noble in 1707 erected the first 
log house in wnat was to be later New Milford, and by 1712, he and his son had 
been joined by twelve other families. Later John Read laid claim to this land 
but after no less than fifteen lawsuits, finally abandoned the struggle and 
removed to Redding. Thereafter the new town flourished and the names of 
Boardman, Taylor, Noble, Gaylord, Bostwick, Canfield, Baldwin, Griswold, 
Sherman, Sanford, Mygatt, Marsh, Hine and Turrill appear among the promi- 
nent settlers. Its most celebrated citizen was Roger Sherman, whose career 
during the War of the Revolution was conspicuous for sound legal sense and 

Patriotism. The book is divided into two parts, the first relating to the ancient 
istory of the town, the war records, the old houses and cronology, etc, and the 
second to the Bi-Centennial exercises. The illustrations consist of portraits of 
prominent citizens and some of the points of interest in the town, and are 
admirable half-tones, while the entire appearance of the book reflects credit 
upon its publishers, whose enterprise merits commercial success. 

New Jersey Archives. First Series, Volume XXVII. Newspaper 
Extracts, Vol. VIII, 1770-1771. Edited by William Nelson. Cloth, Octavo, 
— . 713. Full Index. The Press Printing and Publishing Co., Paterson, 
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This volume continues the good work of collecting into referable shape the 
newspaper items concerning the State of New Jersey, and in no way falls be- 
hind its predecessors in the series. It contains many references to the cele- 
brated Non-Importation Agreement, \iy which the people pledged themselves 
not to use or import English goods, until the tea ana sugar taxes were removed; 
to the "Horseneck or Indian" Purchase and to the East Jersey Proprietors 
attempt to enforce their claims to the lands; to the British Garrisons at Eliza- 
beth, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick and Freehold; to the Stage lines; to 
runaway servants and slaves, etc., and to hundreds of other minor facts, 
appearing in notices, advertisements, letters, etc. This material will prove 
invaluable to future State historians, for no surer evidence of the minds and 
motives of people is to be had, than the items contained in the newspapers of 
the times. The press work and binding is simple but effective and this Dook is 
uniform with the other volumes of the series. 

New Jersey Archives. Second Series, Volume III. Newspaper Ex- 
tracts, Vol. Ill, 1779. Edited by William Nelson. Cloth, Octavo, pp. 786. The 
John L. Murphy Publishing Co., Trenton, N. J. I906. 

This volume chiefly relates to the progress of the War of the Revolution, 
of which the most notable episodes dealt with are the Battle of Minisinck; 
Col. Sincoe's dash on New Brunswick; the Lee- Laurens duel; the depreciation 
of the currency; the Governor Livingston and Sir Henry Clinton correspon- 
dence; the Bntish raid on Elizabeth; and the raids of the Loyalists on the 
so-called "New Jersey Volunteers;** and the events at Washington *s Head- 
quarters at Middlebrook. Mingled with these war reports are the usual 
advertisements for sales of real estates, recovery of runaway slaves, eloping 
wives, and trade notices. In brief, the volume is a running diary of the men, 
time and places of 1779, and contains much valuable and curious information. 
In conjunction with the First Series, which deals with the Colonial period, the 
Second or Revolutionary Series, will fill out the annals of New Jersey, a 
State which was one of the most active and important battlegrounds in the 
struggle between the large landed proprietors and the small village tradesmen, 
and which as stragetic ground was alternately occupied bv British and 
Patriot troops for many years of the war. This Series of Volumes of New 
Jersey Histor)r are all important and should be found in every Library of any 
size in the United States. 

John Watts db Peyster, by Frank Allaben. Cloth, Octavo, Two 
Volumes, pp. 660, with Index. Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., New York. 

Perhaps there was no more interesting period in the constructive history of 
New York than that between the years 1820 and 1880, when the times, the 
customs, the manners and the populace all underwent those mif^hty changes 
which have brought about the present growth of the Imperial City. The late 
General de Peyster was a prime mover in many of these progressions and until 
his death remained one ot the most interesting links between past and present 
New York. Of ancient and most honorable lineage, of kin to some of tne best 
representative families in this State, possessed of an independent fortune and a 
generous income, of marked intelligence and ability, he early in life devoted 
himself to the study of military affairs, and by his sound advice and energetic 
efforts effected wide reforms in the Militia and Fire Department of the State of 
New York. For these services he was rewarded with the rank of Brigadier- 
General, and later breveted Major-General by the Legislature of the State 
of New York. 

As an author of numerous monographs on a great range of subjects and as 
a miliury critic of the battles of the Revolutionary and Civil War, his writings 
always commanded the respect and attention of those interested in such 
subjects. Mr. Allaben is admirably fitted for the task of being his biographer, 
not only for his special genealogical knowledge, but for his ability to digest 
and put together the countless facts of interest found in the private diaries and 

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writings of Mr. dePeyster. He has, when possible, made the General relate in 
his own language the important facts in his career and thus permitted the man 
to be his own defender and the reader his own critic. A complete biography 
of General dePeyster*s writings is annexed to the second volume, as well as a 
full index, which greatly adds to the value of the work as a book of reference. 
The portraits and other illustrations are clear and well chosen and the pub- 
lication merits the approval of the general reading public. 

The Sanxay Family and Descendants op Rev. Jacques Sanxay, 
Huguenot Refugee to England in i68^, by Theodore F. Sanxav, A. M., LL.B. 
Cloth, Quarto, pp. 217, with Index. Privately printed, New York. 1908. 

The name of Sanxay is anusual and can be traced back to the beginning 
of the Christian Era. Its Latinized form is Sensacus (A. D. 936) or Sancium, 
and there is a town in France, called Saxay, in the Province of Pitow, which 
existed as early as 300, A. D., but all indications go to prove that the family 
name existed before the town was established. Of several families of the 
name in France, that of Pierre Sanxay of Saintes, Pastor of a Reformed 
Church in 1569 is the first that can be traced of the present English family of 
the name. He was probably of gentle, if not noble birth, and the records of 
his church, commencing October, 1570, are still preserved. The compiler has 
traced out several branches in France and the main branch in England, from 
which springs the American branch, being descended from Rev. Jacques 
Sanxay, refugee to England in 1685, and pastor of St. Olaves Church, Exeteri 
England. The lines are clearly and fully established and the author has 
cleverly arranged his extensive facts in the smallest possible space. The 
researcn for the work must have been difficult and expensive, dealing as it does 
with ancient French notarial records, and the compiler exhibits a sound 
genealogical sense in his collection of famil^r history. The type and fine paper 
used in this work leaves nothing to be desired, and it is an acquisition to the 
shelves of those interested in family research. 

Colonial Families of the United States op America, in which is 
given the history, ^enealoj^ and armorial bearing of Colonial Families who 
settled in the American Colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 
i^th May, i6o7, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. Edited by George 
Norbury Mackenzie, LL.B. Cloth, large Octavo, pp. 730. Full Index. The 
Grafton Press, New York* 1907. 

The aim of this work is to make a complete and reliable record, devoted 
exclusively to those American families whose Colonial ancestors laid the foun- 
dations of the Republic, and the editor has brought to this monumental task 
great research, learning and ability, not only in tracing out his material from a 
mass of documentary data and traditional dicta, but in arranging and con- 
densing his facts into reasonable bulk. Necessarily many of the pedigrees 
displayed in this volume, must have been supplied bv the heads of the families 
interested and it would have been impossible for the editor to verify all the 
facts claimed, not only as to the right to bear coat-armor, but as to the original 
ancestor named and his location in Old England. Vast as is the difiference 
between statement and proof of descent, the chasm is still more wide between 
bearing arms by right or by tradition. The desire of all good republicans for 
heraldic devices is after all an innocent vanity, and perhaps the strongest 
proof of our descent from the English commoners lies in the American Social 
classes so ** dearly loving a Lord. 

The editor of the work has wisely avoided the pitfalls of his task in 
accepting, without comment, those few claims which must try even the 
strongest genealogical faith, and simpl)r records the pedigrees sent, leaving 
the reader the privilege of taking the claim with a grain of salt The greatest 
value of the work lies in those pedigrees compiled since the date of arrival of 
the original ancestor in this country and such charts seem to be full, accurate 
and admirably arranged. The pnutins; of the work follows the best English 
traditions and the type, paper and wood cuts of the arms all are worthy of this 
fine publication. The bulk of the families named are from the Southern 
Colonies and it is hoped that in the projected future editions of the woiit 

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attention and space will be devoted to more of the New Englanders who are 
" annigers " of record. 

The book contains an immense amount of genealogical information and 
for this reason should become a standard reference work on the book shelves. 
It will undoubtedly brinfi^ forth many more facts concerning the families dealt 
with from its readers ana critics, who thus may aid in solving those genealogical 
problems which have caused and continue to cause so much controversy. 

The Association op Descendants op Andrew Ward, January, 1907. 
Paper, i2mo, pp. 12. And Report op the Proceedings at the Unveiling 
of the Andrew Ward Monument, Fairpield, Conn. Paper, Octavo, 
pp. 26. 

These pamphlets relate to the Annual Meeting, Officers and Members, 
and general information concerning the Society of Descendants of this early 
Connecticut settler and gives a brief biography and a description of the 
monument erected to his memory on the 13th June, 1907. 

They form an appropriate record of the honor paid to an early Colonial 
magistrate by his numerous descendants. 

Looms Family. A complete revision of the Loomis Genealogy, edition 
of 1875, by Dr. Elias Loomis, is now in the course of preparation. It will con- 
tain important discoveries made by Prof. C. S. Hoppin, Jr., in regard to the 
English ancestry of the family from the Church Records at Haxted, England, 
extending back to 1540, and will contain much new material concemmg the 
American branches of the family, brought down to date, and numbering over 
13,000 names of persons bom Loomis, verified descendants of the pioneer 
Joseph Loomis. Any one who may be interested should communicate whh 
Mr. £lisha L. Loomis, Pres. Loomis Genealogical Association, Berea, O. 


June i6 to September to, jgo8. 



Allaben, Frank.— John Watts de Peyster. 

Christie, Mrs. Susan Cantrill.— Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy. 

Flagg, Norman G.— Flagg Family Records. 

Goixlwin. James T.—- History of Christ Church, Hartford, Conn., Vol. IL 

Grafton Press, The.— Our American Barciavs. History of Thomas and Anne 

(Billopp) Farmar. Two Centuries of New Milford, Conn. Middletown 

Upper Houses. Life and Letters of Andrew Ellicott Descendants of 

James Cole of Plymouth. Colonial Families. 
Johnson, R. Winder.— Ancestry of Rosalie Morris Johnson, Vol. IL 
Merritt, Douglas.- Dunlap*s History of New York. Sabine's Loyalists. Docip- 

mentary History of the Church in Connecticut 
Morrison, George Austin, Jr.— New York Society, Sons of the Revolution, 

Year Books for 1803, 1896, 1899. Annual Report State Historian, N. Y., 
Vol. L Bontell's English Heraldrv. Cussan*s Handbook of Heraldrv. 
New Paltz Church Records. Hazara Family. Heitman's Register. Bairas 
Huguenot Emigration to America. Military Papers of Daniel D. Tomp* 
kins, Vol. L St. Nicholas Society's Advance Sheets. Society of Colonial 
Wars. Constitution, Addresses and Year Books. 

Murray, Harold G.— Record of the Class of 189^, Princeton University. 

New York State Library.— Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts. 

Sanxay, Theodore F.— Sanxay Family. 

Shedd, Mrs. G. V.— Records of the First Church, Preston, Conn. 

Stark, James H.— Dorchester Day. 

Swartwout, William Merrill.— Swartwout and Ketelhuyn Chronicles. 

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PamphUts, Etc. 

Bacon, Edwin F., Ph.D. — Tombstone Inscriptions, Lourens, N. Y^ manuscript. 

Betts, C. W.—Royal Lineage of Charles C. Betts, manuscript 

Brink, Benjamin. — Olde Ulster. 

Commissioner of Education.—- List of Publications of the American Bureau of 

Cornell, Rev. John. — ^Ancestry of Rev. John Cornell, pedigree chart. 

Corporation Counsel, The.~Vice- President Clinton's Funeral Honors. 

First Reformed Church.— Church Tablet 

Genealogical Society of Pa.— Collections, III, 3. 

Grafton Press, The.— The Grafton Press Magazine, I, i. 

Harris, Edward Doubleday.— The Su£Eolk Association of Congregational 
Churches and Ministers. Biography of Ezekiel Cheever. Robert Roxby. 
Records Congregational Church, East Hampton, Conn. Moore Chart 
Genealogist's Note Book. Historical and Genealogical Department. 
Literary Era. Old Ipswich. Reports of the Secretary of State and Sute 
Librarian, Conn. Report of Commission of Public Records. Josiah 
Harris of East Machias, Me. Genealogical Exchange, 4 vols. 

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio.— Quarterly Publicatkm. 

Holbrook, Levi.— N. £. Historical and Genealogical Society's Proceedings. 

Holden, J. A. — History of Chestertpwn Presbyterian Church. Chestertown 
Presbyterian Church Centennial. 

Horton, Bvron Barnes. — Horton Family Year Book. 

Jennison, H. L.— Ancestry of Harrie Lee Jennison, Pedigree Chart 

Junkin, Francis T. A.— Genealogical Chart of Alexander and Allied Families. 

Morrison, George Austin, Jr.— General Society, Sons of the Revolution, Di- 
rectory, 1905. Supplement to N. Y. Society, S. R., Year Book, 1899. 

Muskett, Joseph Tames.— Suffolk Manorial Families, II, 10. 

N. C. Historical Society. — ^James Sprunt Historical Monograph. 

N. Y. Public Library.— Bulletin. 

Quinby, Henry Cole.— New England Family History, II, 6. 

Reynolds, Miss Helen. — Dutchess County Tombstone Inscriptions, Manuscript. 

Stnppel, Henry C— Albany Authors. Rev. J. G. Van Slyke's Anniversary 
Address. Historical Address, Kingston, N. Y. 

Taulman, Joseph E.— Ancestry of Parker Harmanus Taulman, Pedigree Chart 

Turner, Rev. C. H. B.— Clippings. 

Van Ommeren, C. — ^Vragen-Antwoorden. 

Virginia State Library.- Bulletin, III. 

Ward, Rev. George K.» Sec*y.— Association of the Descendanu of Andrew Ward 
Second Triennial Reunion. Unveiling of the Andrew Ward Monument 

Yale University. — Obituaries of Graduates. 


Appendix to A List of Parish Registers. 

Connecticut Census of 179a 

History of Cortland County, N. Y. 

Holland Society's Year Book, 1906. 

Index Library, Part 112. 

Irish Settlers in America. 

Maine Census of 1790. 

Massachusetts Census of 1790. 

Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam, II. 

N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register Index, IV, 2. 

New York Census of 1790. 

N. T. Archives, ist Series, Vol. 27, 2nd Series, Vol. 3. 

Pedigree Register. 

Pope's Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire. 

Register Connecticut Society Colonial Dames. 

Registers of St Martin's, Fenny Stratford. 

Rhode Island Census of 1790. 

Royal Descents; Scottish Records. 

South Carolina Census of 1790. 

Year Books of Probates, IV, 4. 

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Aaraan Comelis, 376, 
Aartten, Clara Pelt, 183 

Gerrit, 183 
Aartas, Jan, 270 
Abbot, Nancy, 166 
Abbott, A. S.. 68 

Benjamin, 68 

James, 68 

f-yman, a37 

Wm., 49 
Abeel, Magdalen, 90 
Abel. AUcS, ia6 
. . Charlotte, 96 
Abelsen, Salomon. 118 
Ackley. Abbel, 196 

Hannab, 216 

Hannah ShaTilear, i96 

Phebe Cole, aoo 

Thomas, aoo 
Adams. Anne, 137 

Charles Collard, 30$ 

Tohn, 396 
ohn Qttlncy, ao7 

Kary, ia8 

Sibel ia8 

Tanaatje, 279 

Thomas. 199 

Uoice wheeler, IJ9 
^^^ Ursilla,i28 
Adkens, AbigaU Ogles, 168 
A J . George, 168 
Adnance, Diana Hogland, 242 


Ida Schenck, 242 

Isaac, 242 

Letitia Van Wyck, 24a 

Lorine Griffin, 242 

Rem, 242 

Theodoms, 242 
Abrens. Anna Maria, 96 

John, 96 

Margaret, 32 
A 1. . Margretha Alsguth. 96 
Akein, Phebe. 138 
Akerly. Lucy D., 138. 139. 3oi 

Lucy Dubois, 58. iiQ. I93 
Akin, , 215 

Albro, mrs.,t23 

Rhoda, 21S 
Alberts, Annltje, 181 

Albriffht" cfatha^lne, 286 

Polly, 386 
Alexander, family, 310 

Charles Beattj, 336, 331 

lane Allen, 168 

William, 168 
Alfrenk. Anna Myers, 9S 

Bernard, 05 

John Frederick, 9$ 

William Henry, 9$ 
Alger, Azubah, 126 
Allaben, Frank, 307* 309 
Allen, Hannah Randel, 137 

Isaac B., 88 

iames. 137 
ane, 168 
ohn K., 333, 306 
onathan, 137 

Allen, Lttise Lamb, 137 
Martha Grimma. 167 
Mary Skillman, 88 
Mercy. 137 
Sussanah, 137 
William, li? 

Allerton, Louis Autherton, 137 
Reuben, 137 

AUyard, Amy, 196 

AInsley, Elizabeth Johnson, 



Alo£F, Mary, 37 
Alsguth, Margretba, 96 

Maria, 96 
Alsop. John, 70 
Alston, Japhet, 364 

Jeffries, 173 

Moses, 30 

Sarah» 264 

Sarah Ann, 30 

Sarah Ann Decker, 30 

Sarah Decker, 173 
Alvord. James HaU. 66 

Lucy Cooke, 66 
Amerman, Aultje, 108 
Amhurst, Edward, 317 

Mary, 317 
Ammeman, Elizabeth, 178 

John. 178 
Lebekkab, 178 
Amsinck. Gusta?, aas 
Ana, neffTo. 354 
Andee. Maria, 36s 
Anderson family, 143 

John Corbet, 337 

Leah, 8 

Maria L., 391 

Mary Sargent, 170 

Robert, 170 

Rosetta, 161 

Sarah, 107 
Andrews family, 239 

Ann, ss 

Chas.. 163 

Elizabeth O. Skillman, 

Flora Skillman, 163 

Hannah Purves, 138 

Lydia, 33$ 


William, 138 
Andrles, Geertruyt, 37$ 

Herman, 8 

Lena, 8 

Marrftje, 183 
Andros, go^., 37s 
Andro^ette, Catnarine, 108 
Andrus, Aniss Nickerson, 316 

Ellakim, 316 
Angell. Catherine Latham, 83 

Mary Waterman, 83 

Olney. 83 
Angella, nM:ro, 319 
Anjieirine. Esther, 139 
Annible. Mary E., 291 
AntbonT, Allard, 181, 37s 

Clara, to 
Apgar, John Gai 

irdner, s6 

Apgar.LeTl. 56 

Rachel Skillman, s6 
Appleby, Benjamin, los 

Sarah Van Pelt,7o5 
Applegate. Lydia. 53 
Archer, Eleanor Frewin, 399 

Humphrey, 399 

John. 399 

Samuel, 399 

Sarah Odell, 299 
Arcuarini, WilliamTsoo 
Armin, Jane, so 
Armstrong, Amelia, as 

James, 2S 

Rose, 2S 
Amer, George B. Louis, 30s 

George Byron Louis/ 66, 

G.Louis, 148 
Arnold, adjutant, 15 
Anna. 136 

Dorithy Comstock, 313 
Ellen. 163 

Jacob, 27 
amesN., 71,330 
ohn, 61 
laria Louisa, 27 
Samel, 213 
Susan Ann Ferine Bird, 

Aroe, Elizabeth SUlwell, 179 

Richard, 172 
Arthur, William, 33 
Ashley, Jerusha, 139 

Sarah. 126 
Ashtoo. Harriet, 11 

N. H. E., 148 
Atkins, miss, 19 
Atwater, Anna Mix, aos 

David, 205 

Eliza, 30S 

Ieremiab, 205 
onathan, 20S 
onathan, jr., 305 
oseph, 305 
f artha Bradley, 305 
Sarah Thomas, aos 
Ruth Feck, 305 
Atwell, Sarah, 200 
Atwill. Pane, 126 

Ruth Lamb, 116 
Sarah. 129 
Atwood, Elijah, 114 
Joseph, 114 
Sarah, 313 
Aukes, Dowe. 37 

Mary vide, 37 
Ausln. Abraham, ia8 

Eunice Taylor, 138 
Austin, family, 142 
Autherton, Bathsheba MmmL 

1 onathan, 127 
«ouis, 127 
Atery, Catharine Cripa, 36a 
Deborah King, 137 
Geo., 262 
George, 36a 
Grace, 262 
James, jr., 209 

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ATory. JoMph, vn 
Mary, 309 

Temperance, 909 

Thomas, 179, 180 
Ayen, Maggie, 164 
Ayre. Elizabeth Smith, 168 

John, 168 
Ayres, Rachel Corey, 86 
Ayscouffb, Ann, 219 

Richard, 219 

Richard Moore, 220 

Babcock, Oliver, 151 
Suianna, 131 

Bachelor, Louisa SkiUman, 286 
Martha Ann, 986 
William. 986 

Bachos, Brock« 10$ 

John. loS 

Backer. Eibertie Evertse, 281 
Evert Luycase, 281 

Backus. Joseph, 127 
Mary E.. ^ 
Olive Part. 127 

Bacon. Edwin P., 410 
Horace S^ 148 
William Plamb, 147. 148 

BaUis. Rhoda, 129 

Bain (Ben), Eleanora. 38 
Margerie, 119, 282 
Margerie (Meseri), 123 
Marjerie, 38 

Baker, lamllr, 7J, 74 
And re w, 177 
Baujamla, jun.1 126 
Betay Haiighwout, 15 
Catherine, 177 
ChJinty W^iidcl. 169 
Ctiarlea Edward^ 71, 74 
Debbjf Ana^i6& 
D«burab il^tbdd, Vfi 
Ehza Komert 19,3a 
Elizabelb BuruLDsbaai, 

Elizabeth Prickett. 177 
Elizabeth Romer, 96 
Ellen, 28, 30 
Fanny. 129 
James, 5» 
Tames Henry, 19 
Jeremiah, 169, 266 
Jeremy, 171 
Joanna, 99 

John, 18. 19, 22, 26, 49. 169. 
177. s68 

Iohn William, 96 
ulia Ann, 99 
Late. 164 

Martha, 171 

Mary, %\ 

Mary Ellen, 22 

Mary Shavilier, 126 

Rachel. 266 

Sarah, 172, 287 

Sarah Butler, 169 

Sarah Elizabeth, 99 

Susan, 2S 

Wandel, 2S 
Balch family, 74 

William Lincoln, 74 
Baldin, Johanneke, 120 

Seilos, 120 
Baldwin, io6 

Evelyn Briggs, 66, 138, 

Frances Kelly, 167 

Isaac. 167 

ioseph E., 90 
lary E. Jewell, 90 
Baliss, Anne, 126 
Ball family, 70 
Ballard. Bernice Harris, 8s 
Edward, 8s 


Ballon, , 122 

family, 226 

Aurelia Anna Pierce, 226 

Peter, 77 
Baltzer, Margt, 30 
Banker, mr., 104 

Ellen, 100 
Banning. Gerbrand Klaex, 269 
BanU, Eliza, 256 


Jacob, 2^ 
ane, 250 

tlaria, 24 

Sylva, 26^ 

Bantea, Elizabeth Wood, 171 

Jacob, 171 
Banting, Tolson, 48 
Banyar, Geo., 48 
Barber, Aaron, 903 

Abigail Wood, 903 

Caroline C. T., 904 

Elijah, 903 

Elizabeth Green, 904 

Harriet, 904 

Harriet E. Lines, 903 

Iames, 904 
ane ,9^3 
ohn. 904 
ohn W.J 204 
Abigail Loomis, 293 

iohn Warner, 203 
f ary Douglas, 203 

Mary Warner, 903 

Rosanna, 989 

Ruth, 904 

Ruth Green, 9Q3, 904 

Sarah Drake, 903 

Thomas, 903 
Barbour, Charles. 966 

Edward, 966 

Eliza Christopher, 966 

Margrett, 966 
Barclay family, 301 

Barbara Deas, 30Z 

Cornelia Barclay, 301 

Elizabeth SkUlman,sa 

Hannah, 108 

Henry, 191 

Iohn, St 

Nancy, 191 

Sarah, 162 

Thomas, 301 
Bard, Judith, 170 
Bardine, Dorcas, 107 
Bardsle, Nehemiah, 213 

Rebak. 214 

Sarah. 213 
Bardwell. Chester, 113 

Eunice Bigeiow, 113 
Barents, Ariaantje, 40 

Geesie, 181 
Barger. David, 176 

Henry, 168, 176 

Mary. 173 

Mary Tyson, 168, 176 

Sara Cortelyou, 176 
Barker family, 142 

Elizabeth A. SkiUman, S3 

Faith, 127 

iohn. 78 
^ryphene, _. 
Barlow, Esther Orsbom, 21S 


Tryphene, 128 

ow, Esther Orsb 

Hubbard, 217 

ioseph, ais 
»olly Hubbell, 217 
Barnard, Christian Warren, 
_ 197. 198 
Simon, 197, 198 
Symon, 197 

Barnes, -; — , 218 

CharU« Wheeler, t^L 

Edward, 261 

Eliza, 250 

Elizabeth, 98, 129, 170 

Frederic, 104 

George, 98 

Geo. Western, 2S9 

G. W., 26S 

Johanna, 168 

John, 201 

Joshua. 69 

Louisa Ketteltas, 98 

Margarett, 961 

Maria Mearlll, 961 

Mary I^uisa, loa, 104 

Polly Tyler, 129 

Robert, 98, loa, 104 

Sarah, 111 

Sarah Louisa, 102 

Thomas, 69 

Thomaa, jr., 129 

Trescott C., 69 
Barney, family, 299 

Letta. 161 
Bams, Annis, 216 

Charles, 216 

Eliner, 213 

Mercy Leach, 216 
Barnstable, family, 91 
Bamum, . S14 

Abigail Bass, 2tS 

Anna Towner, 213 

Anne. 216 

David, 213 

Dorcas. 21S 

Lois Wheeler, 214 

Nathan, 214 

Seth, 21S 

Silence. 214 

Thankful HoUister, 214 

Timothy, 214 
Barre, Mary, 6 
Barrit, Abigail, 214 
Barron, mrs., 290 

Fanny, 960 

Iohn, 260 

Ioseph, 960 

lAar^ Connor, 960 
Barsley, Joanna, iio 

John, 110 
Barss. Abigail Barrit, 914 

Benjamin, 214 
Barth, Elisabeth Schmidt, 97 

George, 97 

Bartholen, Catharine, 261 

Iohn, 261 
lary, 261 
Bartholew, Catharina, 958 

Iohn, 2S8 

Mary Palmer, 258 
Bartine, John D.. S3 

Margaret Vanderveer, S3 
Barton, , 264 

Austin. 168.172 

Catharine Colon, 172 

Conrad. 29 

Elizabeth, 170 

Isaac, 172 

Joseph, 172. 174 ^ 

Lucy Egbert, 179, 964 

Mary, 106, 171 

Mary Ann, 264 

Rebecca Burbank,i68,i72 

Sarah, 172, 263 

William, 172 
Bascom. Robert O., 932 
Bass, Abigail, 21S 

Lewis, 214 
Basse, Dettmar, 95 

Dettmar, mrt., 9S 


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Batson, Susanna, 42, 184 
Bastido, David Comfort, 164 

Hannah Skillman, 164 
Bates, family, 7a 

Betty, ia8 

Batsford, B. T.. 14a 
Batten, Mary Hinslif, 106 

Thomas. 106 
Baner, Catherine, 94 
Baxter. Bathshua, 134 


Hannah lUng, 134 

Richard, 134. 13s 

Svsanna, 134 
Bayard, Nicolaes, 276 

Samuel, X4S 
Bayley, Barnabas Horton, 136 

Benjamin, 13s 

Christian, 136 

Dabro. 136 

Gamaliel, 136 

ionathan, 135, 136 
^ucretia, 130 

Mary, 135 

Mathajel, 136 

Stephen, 133, 13s 

Susanna, 13s 

Susanna Conklln, 13s 

Susannah, 136 

Temperance, 13a, 133 
Baylies, mr., 67 
Beach, rev. mr., a2o 
Beardslee. Mary, 129 

Sarah. isS 
Bean, Elisabeth, 124 

lames, 124 
Bearo. Hannah, 106 
Beardsley. Hannah GrifBn, 284 

Johiel, 284 

SyWia, 123, 284 
Beams, Mary, 217 
Beatty, Ann, 2^ 

Ann Oenice, 20 

Ann lacobson, 172 

Ann M. Bryant, a^ 

Anne, 168 

Cornelius, 172 

Edw., 172 

Edward, 20, los, 176, 261- 

Eleanor, 263-26$ 

Eleanor Cortelyou, loS 

Eleanore. 172 

EUenor Louisa, 20 

Eleonore Cortelyou, 176 

Eliza Cortelyou, 176 

Elizabeth, 2te 

Elizabeth Lake, 170 

Ellen. 263 

Isabella. 26s 

Jacob, 176 

james, 264, 266 

John, 170, 262 

Maria Housman, 266 

MarT Barger, 273 

Sarah, 170, 2S9 

Susan. 266 

Thomas. 266 

William, 173 
Beaumont, Betsey Skillman 
Erwin, 91 

Harrison. 91 

lackson, 91 

loan Jentilman, 194 

'ohn. 91 

A^ouisa. 91 

Sarah Ann, 01 

Stuckert, miss, 91 

Thomas, 194 

William. 91 
BeaTens,Julia Harris, 8s 


Bechler. J. C. 177 

John C. 177 
Beck. F. C. L., 219 
Beeker, , 278 

Gertraut. 184 

Wilhelmg, 184 
Beckwitb, Cordelia, 289 

Hannanus, 289 

Lewis, 182 

Mary Skillman, 989 

Samuel, 289 

Sarah Skillman, 989 
Bedel, Sarah. 107 
BedelL Elnesly, 174 

Benjamin, tM 

Cornelius, 109 

Elizabeth Jacobson, 169 

Esther, 26^ 

Hannah Pepperill Van 
Pelt, 173 

Hilletje, 169. I77, 254 

James, 263 

Mary Ann, 2^ 

Richard, 173 

Richd, 174 

Sara, 174 
Bedillion, Eliza Peterson, 265 

Joseph, 26s 
Bedlow, Isaac. 276 
Beebe, Elizabeth, 63 

Esther, 210 
Beebee, Abigal. 128 

Amon, 130 

Anna, 136 

Anna Arnold. 136 

Benjamin, 136 

{ames, 131 
.ucretia, 136 

Mary, 132 

Oliver. 132 

Kebecka, 132 

Samuel. 136 

Susanna Babcock, 131 

Susanah, 132 
Beebeee, Amon, 136 
Beecher, Henry Ward, 238 
Beekman, Abraham C, 90 

Catharine Van Dyke, 90 

Catrina De Boogh (De 


Christoffel C., 87 

Christopher, 90 

Elizabeth Houghton, 90 

Gerard us, 90 

Louisa. 90 

Magdalen Abeel, 90 

Martha, 87 

Martha Veghte, 90 

Mary De la Noy, 90 

Marv Van Dyke, 87 

Racnel Cruser. 90 

Willem. 90 
Beelle. Estabel. iq6 
Beers. Joseph. 106 

Marv Barton. xo6 
Beglo, Elisabeth, 101; 
Behier, Deborah Cleaveland, 

Samuel. 126 
Behrens. Cathrlna, 96 
Belden, Abegal, 12S 

Abigail, 12^ 

Abigail KoDbins, 124 

Catherine. 125 

Dorcas Gillette, 125 

Elipbal Tabor, 125 

Elizabeth, 12S 

iane, 12s 
anetie, 12S 
a n e t i e (Johanneke) 
Rnickerboclcer, 124. 12s 
Janetie Knickerbocker, 

Belden, Joseph. 125 

Joseph, mrs., ui 

Katrine, 12s 

Laurentz, 12s 

Lourens, 125 

JLowrens, 125 

Mary. 123,125.284 

Silas, 123-12S, 284 

Silas, sen.. 125 

Susanna Wheeler, 12s 

Tabor, 125 

Thomas, 200 
Beldin, Jannetje (Johanneke) 
Knickerbocker, 38 

Silas, 38 
Balding, Silas, 122 

Silas, jr., 284 
Belin,Allard, 47.48 


, ane Mary, 48 

. ane Montague, 47 
ohn. 47 ^ 

Mary, 47, 48 
Bellomont, earl of, 33 
Ben, Antje, 124 
Ben (Bain), Eleanora, 38 

Eleonora (Ellaar, ElUn- 
ar, Helena), 124 

Elisabeth Schot, 123, 194 

EUaar, 123 

Hugo, 123, 124 

Hui, 123 

James, 124 

Than, 124 

Johanna Lesscher, 124 

Lisabeth, 123, 124 

Margerie, 282 

Marferie, 38 

Peter, 123 

Pieter, 122, 124 
Benedict, James, 222 

John, 127, 216 

Rhamah Phelps, 216 

Sussanah Allen, 127 
Beneway, Peter, 186 
Benham, Alfred, 164 

Alice, 16^ 

Amelia SlciUman, 164 

Blanche, 164 

Edgar, 164 

Eleanor, SM63 

Elizabeth Skillman, 164 

Esther, 129 

Thomas. SI 

Thomas £.. 164 

William Leroy, 164 
Benit. Dorithy, 214 
Benitt^ Elizabeth Leach, 216 

Stepheo. 216 
Benjamin, Bela E., 129 

Louisa Parks, 129 
Benn, Johan. 123 

Peter, 124 
Benner. Henry, 182 

Wilhelmus, 182 
Bennet, , 10 

Anoah Buck, 126 

Maritie. 7 

Marr Titus, 10 


Rachel Burbank, 171 

William, 126 
Bennett. Fanny Seeley, 224 


Josepn, 224 

Susan, 164 

Thomas, 224 
Benneway, Marytje, 186 

Petrns, 186 
Bennidict, Eleazer, 21s 

Ruth Hollister, 21S 
Bennigh, Agnieta Jacobadr, 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Bennif h, Jacob, 271 

Jacob f acobcs, 171 

Maria Jacobsdr., 271 

Wiibnrch Jantdr. van 
Hoppea, 271 
Bennlt, Abigil HolUster, ai3 

John, 213 
Beniutt. Mollie Ford, 224 

Thomas, 224 
Bentoo, Frank Sherman, 137 

Hannah Fills, 129 

Jacob, 301 

Thankful, 12s 

Tryntje, 301 

William. 129 
Bentley. Abeliney Shephtrd, 

WiUiam, 128 
Benton, iS7 

SaraD. 204 
Benzien, Lydia, so 
Berg, Gysbert, 42 
Bergen. Chas. Titns, 10 

Edith Titos, 10 

Geo., 10 
Bergh, Johannes, i8s 
Berbank, Patience, 168 
Bernard, Simon, 196 
Bemau, Charles A., 141 

Sarah Durham, is6 
Beser, Eleanor Elland, 107 

William, 107 
Betts. C. W.. 310 

Hannah Kajmond, 189 

Tames O., 189 

Biaron, Caroline Weldenmil- 
ler, 29 

Henry, 99 

John, 29 
Bid well, Sarah, SM 
Bieran, Caroline weidmuller. 

ERzabeth, 31 

John, 31 
Bignm, Julia, 286 
Bigelow, Anna Day, 113 
. Asa, 113 

Betsey, 113 

Delight, 113 

Dorothy, 113 

Dorothy Otis, 113 

Elizabeth Flagg, 113 

Elisabeth Otis, 113 

ElseT, 113 

Eunice, 113 

^ames, 113 

lohn. 1x3 

fonathan, 113 

loshua, 113 

Jlarv Warren, 113 

Sarah, 113 

Sarah Tudor, 113 
Biggs. Hannah Beard, 106 

William, 106 
Bigilow. Desire. 168 
Bigler, Adelaide I^inauf, 14 


John P., 9S 
Bill. ^ 
Billop, Anne, 49 

Christopher, 49. 996, 303 

Mary, 49 

Thomas, 49 
Billopjp, Anne^3 

Charles Farmar, 303 
Birchard, Daniel, 139 

Elizabeth, 1% 
Bird, Abraham, aoo 

Abm., 2S7 

Anthony, 177 

Cornelia, 96 

Bird, Cornelius P., 96, 98, loi 
Eliza, 27. 29, 30 
lane Louisa, 96 




ohn, 157 

ydia Eliza Egbert. 96. 
98. 101 

Martha. 260 

Mary Eliza, 96 

Susan Ann, 101 

Susan Ann Ferine, a7, s6o 

Susan Mitchell, 177 
Birkby, Jas.. x68, 169 
Bisbalin, Christina, 21 
Bishop. Abigail Wetmore, 6a 

Hannah, 130 

John, 130 

Samuel, 62 

Stephen, 130 

Tabitba Wilkinson, 130 
Bizby, WiUard Goldthwaite.66 
Black, Abigail. 19 

Abigail Ann, ss 


Sarah Baker, S87 
Blackman, Maria, aos 
Blackwell, Margaret. S3 
Blaine, James 6.. 238 
Blake. ,260 

Ann, 2S4 

Betsey, sss 


Edwd., 257 

Elizabeth. 254 

Elizabeth Wood, 254 

Emily Anna Christopher, 

George W..2S 

Geo. Washington, 99 

lane, 26s 
ohn, 254, 2SS. a65 

Hary. 168. 257, 26S 

Mary Ann Wood, 2S 

Mary Van Name, sS4 

Pollv, 2SS 

William, SS4 

Wm.. 2S4 
Blakeslee, Aaron, S04 

Abner, 204 

Anson Green, sos 

Caroline Amelia, aos 

Daniel, 204 

Dinah, 204 

Ebenezer, 204 

Edward Warren, aos 

Geo. Nelson, 204 

Geo. Pierpont, 204 

Grace , 204 

Hannah, 204 

Hannah Potter, 204 

Harriet Evaline, sos 

Harriet Green, S04 

*esse, 204 

[ob, 204 
ohn, S04 
ulius Franklin, 204 

_!«onisa Evaline, sos 

Marah, 904 

Moses, 204 

Phebe, 204 

Polly Selkirk. 204 

Samuel, 904 

Samuel, jr., 904 

Sarah, 204 

Sarah Benton, 204 

Sarah Tuttle, aos 

Solomon, in, 1x2,201,901 

Susanna — , 904 

Thomas, 904 

Blank. Antie Titus, 7 
Elizabeth, 7 
Frans Titus. 7 
Johannes (IsaacX 7 

Blanure, Thomas, 217 
Blaw, Jane, 105 
Bleaker. Judith, 303 
Block, Chas. A., 20 

Sophia, 20 
Blisset.Jioseph, 46 
Bloch. Christian, 9S 

Louise Marie, 
Kebecka Kniel 





Bbck. Christian, 31 

Henry Christn. Ludwig, 

Rebecca Kniep, 31 
Boardman, ^o6 

Jane Maria Greenleaf, 71 

William Francis Joseph, 

^iliSn F. J., 71-73 
Bodine. Abby, 21 
Abby Aon, 30 
Abby Ann Rinsy, as, 267 
Abby Kinsy, 19, 28 
Abr., 30 
Abraham, 19, ai, as. a8, 

Abiraham Brown, 19 

Ann, 174 

Benjamin Johia Kinsy. 

— Blake, ate 


Elisabeth Martino, 178 

Iacob Howard, as 
ames, 174. ate, ate 
ames Edward, a8 
ohn. I7S* 178 
f argaret, ate 
Margarett, ate 
Maria Garretson, 17S 
Mary, ate 
Mary Ann, a66 
Mary Ann Burbank, a66 
Nathaniel, ITS 
Sarah Ann lunsey, ai 

Vincent. 178, ate 
Boerum, Rebecca, 13 
Bogaer, Cornelia Evertse, 3S 

Jan Lourensen, 3s 
Bogaert, Catbarina, 37 


Cornelia Evertse, 34, 37 

Ian Laurensen, 34, 37 
^ysbeth, 37 
Lysbet Janse, 34 
Bogardus. Anatje, 18a 
Anna. 39 
Ant., iSa 
Anth., 181 

Anthony. «,3S» 38 
Antony, 36 
Catharina, a84 
Cornelia, 38, i8a 
E?ert,39. 182 

}ann, 181, 18a 
annetie, 36, x8a 
annetie Knickerbocker 
Lansing, 3( 
Jannetje Knickerbocker, 

Jannetje Knickert>ocker 

Harmen, 16 
Marya, ^ 
Pieter, $ 
Wyntje Comelise Bosch, 

Bogart, mr., ate 

Catharine Van Pelt, 171 
Cornelia. 3S 
Elizabeth, 107 
James Walnut, 100 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Boffart, Lawrence H., loo 

Sarah CatbariDe, loo 

Stephen Martling, loo 
Bohm, Hannah, 199 
Bond, Helen, 163 
Bonnar, Elizabeth Waryn, 198 

Robert, 198 
Bonnel, Eliza, a68 

EnoB, 368 

Mary, a68 

Rachel, 268 
Bont, Jannetie, laa 
Bookstaver, lacob Edgar, 65 
Boott, Mary Van Namer, 167 

reter, 167 
Booth. Abigail, 63 

Constant, $8, S9 

Elexander, xjo 

Elisha, 130 

Elsha. 130 

George. $8 

Hannah, 49, $8, 130 

Hannah King, S8 

Hannah Wilmot, 130 

Iohn, s8 
Catherine, S9 

Martha, 58 


Mary King, s8 

Mehetabell, s8 

Samuel, s8. S9 

William, S^ 
Boram, John, 264 

Mary, 261 

Sarah, 264 
Borrie. Allen, iS9 

Annie Routh, iS9 
Boach. Cornelia Teumsen, 38 

gael. 38 

Wyntje Comelise. 3S 
Boatwick, 306 

Lanra A., 209 

Mary Beama, 217 

William. 317 
Boss/na, Maria, 36 
Boudet, Jane, 13 
Boudinot, Elias, 47 

Mary. 47 
Bonman, Aeltje Titus, 13 

Comelus, 13 
Bowen. mr., 65, 138, aao, 222 

Ashley. 107 

Clarence Winthrop, 64- 
66. 13^138. 148, isif 233 

Sarah Palmer, 107 
Bowes-Lypn family, 227 
Bowing. Edward, So 

Elizabeth, So 
Bowlby, Abraham, 106 

Sara Lake, 106 
Bowne family, 7a 

Boycott, , 46 

Boyd family, 72 

Alexander, 24, 27 

Margaret Ann, 24 

Mary. 27 

Rebecca Jane, 24 

Rebecca McNab, 24. 27 
Boyes, Joice, 106 
Bozman, Ann H. SkiUman, i6a 

Isaac H., 162 
Bradford, Thomas Lindsley, 

William. 306 
Bradley, Christopher, i|5 

Lncretia Gates, ia6 

Martha. aoS 

Peter Christopher, 136 

William, 126 
Bradshaw, John, 279 


Bradahaw, Eliza Ann Pbl- 
Rebecka Knickerbocker, 

Bradt, Neeltje, 36 
Bralnard, Abigail, 200 

Deborah, 208 

Hezekiah, iis 

Homer W., 67 

Martha, us 

Prudence, 208 
Brainerd. Daniel. 206 

Dorothy. 203 

Elizabeth Green, 109 

Ezra, 203 

George, 203 

Hannah, 203 

Hannah Hungerford, 203 

H. B., 200 

Henry Lyman, 203 

Ieremiah, 109 
erusha Smith, 203 
osepb Hungerford, 203 
osiab. 203 
06. Spencer, 203 
«ucy, no 
Nancy, 211 
Nathan, 1x0 
Prudence, 206 
Prudence Gridley, 206 
Sarah Bidwell, 203 
Sarah Gates, no 
Sally, 210 

Susanna Ventres, 206 
Timothy Green, 203 
William, 203 
Braman, Edward, i; 

Bramble, family. 


Brant, Grietie Cornelise, 122 
WUlemsen, 122 

t, Griei 

Wilfem, 122 
Brasted, Abraham, 176 

Elsea Silvy, 176 

John, 176 

Willempje Bratt, 176 
Brat, Ant., 182 

Reb., 182 
Bratt, Albert Andriessen, 181 

Annetje, Barents Van 
Rotmers, 181 

Anthony, 182 

Antoni, 181 

B., 182 

Barent. 181. 182 

Barent Albertsen, 181 

Eefgen Albertse, 181 

Egbert, 38, x8x 

GeertruT rieterse Coey- 
mans Vosburgh, x8i 

Hendrick. 181 

Hendricus» 182 

Ian Jansen. 181 
annetie. 182 
ohannes, 182 
ohannes Barentsen, 3s 
.ysbeth Lansing, 38, i8x 
Maria Van Alsteyn, 182 
Neeltje. wi 
Susanna Dircks, 181 
W.. 182 

Willempie, 181, 182 
Willempje, 176 
Willempje Tennis, 181 
Bransher, — — , 9 

Eliza Ann Polhemns 
Breasted, LavinaTotten, 173 
Jfacob, 173 
Peter. 173 
Sarah CrTps, 173 
Bredsted, Jemima, 171 

Breen, Enoch P., 163 

Isabella Skillman, X63 
Breese, Elizabeth, 320 
Breestede. Jan Jansen, 183 
Bressie, Christoffei, 123 

J annetje. 121, 122 

Styntie Claes, 122 
Bresteed, Engeltie Jans, 183 
Briant, Freelove, 126 
Brigand, Stephen, 48 
Briggs, Patience Nuton, ais 

Zephenk, 21s 
Brigham. Marv. ao8 
been, 242 

John S., 24a 

Tunis, 242 
Brindley, Frances, 103 

Frances Belle, 103 

lohu, 103 

John Tunis, 103 

William H.. 103 
Brink. Benjamin. 310 

Benjamin M., 74, 148, 232 
Brintley. Mary Taylor, iy\ 
Britt, Catharine Hemmium, 

John, 107 
Brittain. Amanda, 23 

Elizabeth Ann, ^ 

Frances Oakly, 33 

Harriet, 33 

James, 23 
ohn, 178 
lary Theresia, a3 

Patience, 178 

Rachel, 178 

Violetta, 23 
Britten, Frances Oakley, a6 

George Washington Oak- 
ley, 26 

James G., 36 
Britton, Ann, 268 

Ardrae, 169 

Catharine Colon, los 

Cornelius, 268 

Emily, 34, 31, 98 

Frances Sylvy, 359 

Hamilton, 368 

' 147 
ames, 2S9 

fane, 21, 2671 a68 

Iohn, 170, 2S9, 263 

'udith Johnson. 168 
lary Bodine,2o7 



Nathaniel, loS, 106, 367 

Nicholas, 168 

Rachel. 3S9> 263 

Rachel Burbank, 170 

Sarah, 107.263 

Sarah Pugh, 106 

Brock, , los 

Brockway, Hannah, 208 
Brogley, Alice Voorhees. 88 

eld. Phillip, 217 
Bromwich, Ephraim, 218 
Broock, Jonas. 27^ 
Bronk, Agnietje, 183 
Bronaon. Henry Trumbull, 221 


Bront, Elizabeth, 106 
Brook, Lizzie S. Skillman, 87 

Brooka. David, in 
Brouwer. A rent, 270 
Brown, Addison, 216, 331 

Ann, i6S 

Charles Henry, 99 

Deborah, 133 

Dorothv Bigelow, 113 


Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Brown, Eles., 64 

Elisabeth, 132 
Ernest Christie, 6$ 
Eunice, 136 
Evert, 130 

HAuuab Olmstemd, 117 
Isaac, 47 
Isaac M., 29 

Iane, 11, 63 
emima Oyckman, 139 
oba. 113 
onathan, 133 
laouel. 165 
Mary. 63, 133 
Mary Martin, 63 
Mary Komer, 39 
N., 171 

Nathaniel, 173 
Olive, 126 
Rebecka, 133 
Rebecica Beebe, 133 
Samuel, 63, 133 
Sarah. 47 
Soloman, 137 
Susan Early, i6S 
Timothy, 63 
Browne family, 73 
Browning, Patience Mother, 

WUliam, 313 
Bmce, Fhilip Alexander, 69, 73 
Bruner, Peter, 13 
Brunholer, August, los 

Carl August, 102 

Elizabeth, 103 
Bmner, Elizabeth Tytos, 12 
Brunson, Alfred, 316 

Asa, 216 

Elisabeth Hatch, 316 

George, 390 

Hannah Ackley, 316 

Jane Skillman, 390 
Brush, Aboer, 33^, 331 

Chauncey H., ~ 


mr8«, 33$, 

Laura Hubbard, 33$, ?3i 

Mary. 60 

Thomas, 23S 
Brussy, Jannetje, 133 
Brusy. Christoffel, 179 

ntje Claes, 179 

Jannetje. 179 

St vntje Clae 
Bruim, Evert, 139 

Magdalena Dyckman,i39 
Bryan, ,86 

Eleanor M. Skillman, 86 

Elijah, 180 
Bryant, Ann M., 264 

David, 139.364 

Elizabeth Lounsbury, 

Hu?bard W., 72 

iohn, 46 
ane, 364 
fel\ssa N. Skillman 
Franklin, i6s 
William L., 163 
Buck. Anoah, 1^ 
Euake, laS 
Israel, JT*, laS 

iiS^iab Shaw, 11 
Lebeciih Eldridge, 138 
Manha J.t u 
ZetvkHh. 126 
Budd, MaryJ, (33 

MMy GlLlain, 133 
BueU Marv* aSo 
Bngbee« Eliiabeth Lockwood, 
John, ia7 

Buik» JOOBt* 270 

Bulkely (amily, jes 

Bulkeley, Eliphalet, 114 
Buikley, Eliza, 306 
Bull, Anne Steward, is6 

James. 126 
Bunce. Jared, 310 

Nancy, 310 

Nancy Spencer, 310 

Thomas, 210 
Banker. WUliam, 66 
Burbaok. Abraham. 258 

Abm., 172, 174, 178 

Ally, 106 

Ann, 169,353.258 

Anna, 99 

Anna Egbert, 99 

Ann Decker, 174 

Ann Egbert. 171 

Ann Wandell, 36$ 

Arthur. 178 

Edward. 3i, 367 

Edward Egbert, 31 

Egbert, sr^ 24 

Gertrude Egbert, 26$ 

Hannah Butler, 2$8 

Isaac, 21, 24, 172, i77» 260. 

Jacob. 253, 26$ 

lane Britton, 21, 267 

John. 168, 171, 174 

John Alfred, 99 

John W., 26s 

Jno. W.. 99 

Lena. 178 

Lenah, 2$8 

Martha, 25$ 

Mary. 174, 266 

Mary Ann, 260, 266 

Mary Ann Enyard, 178 

Peter, 258 

Rachel, 170, 171 

Rebecca, 172 

Rebeka, 168 

Sally Egbert, 260, 267 

Sarah, 21 

Sarah Ann, 21 

Sarah Egbert, 172 
Burchance, Henery, 214 

Zurviah Hall, 214 
Bnrckerdt, Anthon Friederich, 

Jacob, 18 

Teresa Scbntzenbach, 18 
Burdick, Lewis D.. 223 
Burdine, James, 168, 170 

Elisabeth Egbert, 168 

Margaret Oakley, 170 
Burdtt£F, Hannah, 216 
Burger, col., 259 

Anne Stilwell, 10$ 

David, 10$ 

Hannah. 27, 31 

Hetty Vanderbilt, 30 

iames, 96 
lathias, 30, 31 
Maria. 18$ 

Maria Jane Noble, 96 
Maria Ottilia. 96 
Martynus, 18$ 
Mary Ann, 25 
Nicholas, 2$8 
Burgis, Robert, 196 
Burgher, Elizabeth Stilwell, 
Hannah Tyson, 267 
*ane, 2$ 
lathias, 266, 167 
Mary Ann, 366 
Nichs., 2$4 

Burke, , 199 

Annie Potts^ $1 
Charles Lozier, $1 


Burke. Edmund P., $1 

Eliza H. Skillman, $1 
C., SI 

amesE., $1 

Cate W. Early. $1 

Marian L. Turner, $1 

Mary Early. $1 

William E., 51 

WiUiam L.. $1 
Burlingame. Catherine Bel- 
den, 12$ 

Pardon, 12$ 
Bum, James, 46 
Burnet, Gilbert, 48 

Thomas, 48 

William, 48 
Burnett, Fannie Hull, 87 
Bumham, Thomas, 301 
Burningham. Elizabeth, 99 
Bumiston, Sarah J., 86 
Burns, Aletta, 8$ 

Anna Skillman. 8$ 

Ethel, 216 

Griswuld Hunt, 216 

Mary. 8$ 

Theodore, 85 
Burr, Ann Beatty, 262 

Barzillai, 262 

Clarissa Ann, lu 

Gideon. 112 

Henry Am 112 

Indiana Green, 112 

Indiana Greene, 112 

Tunis B., 148 
Burris, Anne, 128 

Busby, , 46 

Bush, Ann, 108 

Ann van Namur, 358 

Cathrine Van Pelt, 171 

Caty, 3S9 

Elizabeth Van Namur, 

Garret, 167 

Jacob, 3S9 

Maria, 3S8 

Mary Cairns, 359 

Niclas, 171 

Nicholas, 359 

William, 353 

Winie, 3$8 
Buskirk, Daniel, 357 

Hannah Cannon, 357 

fane Blsw, 10$ 
ohn, 105 
*hebe Tucker, s$7 
Philip. 3$7 
Bnsse. Matilda Caroline, 18 
Bussing. Abraham, 47 
Butler family. 30s 
Adelaide, los 
Betsy, 364 

Charlotte Van Pelt, 3$$ 
Catharine, 167, 8$6^ 258, 

Cath., 2$6, 366 
Daniel. 19,33.364 
Elisabeth Egbert, 19 
Elias. 3$$ 
Eliza, S3 

Eliza Egbert, 364 
Frances. 167 
Hannah, 3$8 
Isaac, 18, s$6, 364 
James, 167, 258, 263, 264. 
ane, 18 

EUzsbeth Johnson 
Mabel, 180 
Mabel Jones. 180 
Martha SwalB, ^ 3s 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Butler. Martha Swain, i8 

Mary, 26a 

Mary Ana, aS4 

Mary Catb., 18 

Nathaniel, 354, 26a 

Polly Kingston, 2SS 

Sarah, 12, 169 

Sophia, 2S4f 262 

Susan, 262 

Susanna, So, 17a 

Tbo., so 

Tunis lEgbert, 19 

Wm. F., 102 
Butt, Moses, 121 
Bnttolph, Anne Holmes, 137 

David, 197 

Button. , 286 

Butts, Polly. 128 

Rachel Lockwood, U7 

WUliam, 127 
Butz, Nancy, 164 
Buyk, Joost, 270 
Buys, Jan Comelisen, 122 

Willemptje Tyse WU- 
lemsen, isa 
Byrank, John, 168 

Elisabeth Decker, 168 

Cadet, . 292 

CahiU, AndrewJ.,i6$ 

Ann Rebecca Foster, 16$ 
Cairns. John, 2S9 

Harriet, 2S9 

Mary, 259 
^alanan, Katharine Chidester, 

Calcraft, Margaret, 168 
Calender, Olive, 127 
Calhoun, J. C, 232 

John C, 23ft 

Lucy. 8$ 
Callahoun, Eleanor, 106 
Calvert, John Betts, 222 
Campbell, , 10 

maior-gen., 14. 187. 243 

Colin, 2S2 
Cameron, , S7 

Charles, 218 
Cammeron, Prudence, 127 
Canfield. , 3p6 

MacT. 209 
Cannon, Abel, 961 

Andrew, 3S7 

Ann, 2S7. aoi 

Betsy, 2S7 

Catharine Moore, 961 

David, 2S7 

Dinah Swaim, 2S7 

Elizabeth, 257 

Hannah, 2S7 

Isaac, 2S7 

iohn, 2S7t a6i 
largai ' "^ 
Polly \ ^ 
Sarah, 2S7 

Margaret, 257 
Polly Wright, 2S7 

Thomas, 2S7 
Cantine, Eleanor Heermance, 

Neeltje Heermance, i8a 

Peter, 182 
Capp, Susan, 194 
Carbert, Eduwart, 181 

Maritie Post Mayer, 181 
Carey. Sam., 161 

Sarah. 161 
Cargile, lane Matilda, 20 
Carnell, Mary Jentilman, 194 
Carnell (Carnell, Cornell), 

Thomas. 194 
Carpenter, family, 70 

Alexander, 306 

Alice, 306 


Carpenter, Barnard, 21s 
Henry, 71 

labell Grannis, 21s 

Miranda, 290 

Seymour D., 70, 71, 73 

Thomas F..78« 79 
Carroll, Mary Chambers, 106 

Sarah C., 287 

William. 106 
Carson, Alice A. Skillman, Si 

George B., Si 
Carter. Ann Tytus Simpson, 12 

Deborah, 128 

Ebenezer, 126 

Ebenezer, jr., 129 

Jos., IS 

Lydia Holmes. 126 

Rachel Gillet, IS9 
Carterett. Philip. 276 
Cantrill-Cantrell, family, 309 
Cantrill, Richard, 302 
Cary, Judith Bard, 170 

Richard S., 170 

Samuel, 213 

Susanna Page, 213 
Case, Ebenezer. ia6 

loannab Phillips, 196 
ulia Moore. 131 
. W., 131 
'atthias, 131 
Caseman, Phebe, 9 
Caswell, 109 
Cato, negro, 47 
Ellas, 2S3 




-ocky, 253 
Cesar, negro, i:^ 
Cha£Fee. Willis L., mrs., 64 

Willis La Verne, mrs., 137 
Chamberlain, Betsey, 128 

Conrad, ia8 

H., 148 

Lewis. S6 

Sarah Beardslee, 198 

Sarah Skillman. S6 
Chambers. Abigail, 914 


George W., 2iS4 

Hannah Slmonson, 264 

Maiy, xod. 264 

Thomas, 999 

Champion, family, 71 

col., 208 

Deborah Brainard, 208 

Dorothy, 208 

Hannah Brockway, 208 

Henry, 208 

Mehitable, 208 

Mehitable Rowley, ao8 

Thomas, ao8 
Chapin. Harriet Wilson, 89 

Henry Judson, 89 
Chipman, MnTtha. 126 

Lrooard B . 7^.73 
ChappEfU. Julia A . vp 
Charles, negTO, 361 
Charity. ueKro. ^57 
Chas«, Emchne, ^SS 
Chatfield, Marj?, &u6a 
CbccvcT, ErtkieK 310 
Chevalier. J26 
Chichester^ Samuel^ 197 

Zcrviah Osbom, 127 
Cbideiiter^ Anna, 85 


Ianel, % 
oho, 8i 
UtharTne, ^ 

Sutkh Skill [nan Knox, 8s 
Child, Fransis, 49 

Joseph, 2&6 
^aria Martino, 266 

Chipman, Bethna, no 
Hope Howland, no 
John, no 

Christian, Heinrich, 3a 

John. 32 
[argaret Ahrens, 32 
Christianse. Johannes, 3S 
Christie, Mary, S2 

Susan Cantrill, 302, 309 
Chri8tman,F. W.,74 
Christopher. Charity, 176 

Cornelius. 173 

Eliza. 264. 266 

Elizabeth, 171, as8, 266 

Jane, 160 
ohn, 2S8. 266 
?: ■_ ' 

Peter, 176 

Sarah Pew. 173 

Susan, 2S8 

Thomas. 268 
Chroson, Catharine Ryerss, 

John, 170 
Class, Styntje, 122. 179 
Claesen, Jacob, 118 

Maria Lacase, 118 
Clark |amily. 22s. a3i. 3oS 

A. W., 22S. 231 

Azubah, an 

Dorothy Tucker, 225 

Eunice, 22$ 

George. 87 

Hazard. 22s 

iared, no 
I aria, 147 
Mary. 8 

Mehetable Dimock, no 
Randall. 22S 
Sarah Richardson, ass 
Sarah Robbins, 2Q 
Susan Emma Skillman, 

Timothy, 22S 
Clarke family, 22s 

{ohn, 70, 22s 
<ydia Andrews, 22$ 

Clarkson. Diana, 26a 

Clauder, br., 24 
ar., 24 
Charlott Elizabeth 

Rnede, ad 
Charlotte Elizabeth, 28 
Charlotte Elizabeth 

Ruede. so, 24 
Charlotte Jane, ao 
Henry G., 28 
H. G., 10, so, 24, 30 
Henry Theop., ao 
Henry Theophilus. 20 
Ottelia Virginia. A 
Sarah Adelaide, 24 

Clausen, Sophia, 169 

Clawson, Elisabeth, 174 
Reuben, 174 
SophU, 177, abo, 261 

Clay. 157 ^ 
Henry, 78 

Clearwater, Alphonso T., 70. 

Qeayeland, Deborah, ia6 

Jpsiah, 126 

Ruth Johnson, ia6 
Cleavea, Wm., 63 
Cleeves, Deborah, 133 

Phebee. 133 
Cleeta, Elizabeth, 133 
Clement, family, 7a 
Cleveland, famfly, 71 

GroTer, 937-241 

J. Wray, mrs., 6S 
ClsTes, Beriah Moor, 133 

Digitized by 



Indix of Nanus in Volume XXXIX. 

CI«vef. DsTld. 133 

Elizabeth Hoor» 133 
Joihna, 133 

Cline, Lettie B., 390 

Clinton, Catharine Gelaton, 


Charles, 39 

DeWItt, lia 
Clttte, Anna Barber, aSa 
Cobb, Hannah, no 
Cochran. Carrie Disbroogh 
Skillman, 90 

Samuel W..90 
Cocks. George W.. itS 
Coddington, Catharine Jacob- 

Davici, 2^ 

Elizabeth Randolph, sS4 

Samnel, 2S4. 263, 206 
Codinij^on, Asher, 167 

Judith Taylor, 167 
Codmas, Martha, 108 
Coeverts (Covert). Barbara 

Lucas (Jans), 6 
Jannetje Teunise, ( 
Teunisjanse, 6 

Coeymana. Geertrny Pieterse, 

Coffin, Peter G. 209 

Sally Obedience Hinman 
Greene, 202 

Uriah Hinman, 202 
CofTsreshall, family, 77 
Coiden, Cadwallader, 180 
Cole, , 161 

family, 301, 302 

prof., 161 

Abner, 200 

Amanda, i6S 

Ann, 261 

Betsey Skillman, 161 

Chloe, 200 

Ebenezer, 200 

Eliza. 261 

Elizabeth, aoo 

Ernest Byron, 301 

Hendrick, 200 

Iames, 301, 302, 309 
erasha, 200 
ohn. 200 
onah Rodgers, 9S 
«ydia Freeman, 200 

Marcus, 200 

Marj, 107, 167, 200 

Phebe Griffith, 200 

Phebe Scovill, 200 

Phila GofF, 200 

Rebecca, 200 

Rebeka, 107 

Reliance, aoo 

Richard, 261 

Sally White, aoo 

Sarah, 171 

Sarah Rodgers, 95 

Colet, Aeltje, 282 
Colin, David, 126 

Lucy Smith, 126 
Collier. John, 180 

Martha, So 

William, so 
Colliers, family. 72 
CoUinStVarnum Lansing, 229 
Collis. Betsey Titus, 13 

tames, 13 
.ydla, 13 

Margaret Tytus, 12 
Moses. 12 
CoUong. Rebecca, 169 

Colon, . 258 

Ann, 175 

Billetje Lewis, I7it I7S 

Catharine, los, 172 

Colon, Charity Johnson, 173 
David, 102 
David Bennet. 102 
Elizabeth Zeller, 106 
George, los, 171 
'ames, i73t 257 
lames, sr., 172 



[ane, 178 

onah, 106 

]ary Limner, 10$ 

Peter, 175 

Sarah Ann, 102 
Colnmbns, Christopher, 292 
Colwell, PredkL..87 

Lizzie S.Skillman Brook, 
Combes. ,57 

Joanna Skillman, S7 
Comfort, Jane, 161 
Commelin, Caspams, 269 
Comstock, Dorithy, 213 
Condit, family, 74 
Cone, wid., 21S 
Congar, Hannah Pepper, 213 

Joseph. 213 
Conger, Abiah. 216 

Anna Hollister, 21S 

Elijah, 21S 


George. loS 

Hannah, 216 

Joanna, 214 

Ioel. 21S 
lartha Leach, at 



Matilda Foster, 

Congdon, G. E.,74 
Conkele, Maritje, 122 
Conkelyn, Gideon, 64 

Hannah, 64 

Hannah Tarbell« 64 

*ohn, 64 
oseph. 64 

jfary. 04 

Mary \oungs, 64 

Samuel. 64 
Conklin. Susanna. 13s 
Conkline, Benjamin, 132 

Deborah. 133 

Elisabeth, 132 

Henry, 132 

iohn, 132 
onathan, 132 
'emperance, 132 
Temperance Bayley, 132 
Thomas, 132 
Conkling, 61 

Benjamin, i^ 
Benjamin Hempstead, 

Deborah, 134 
Desire, 134 
Elisabeth, 134 
Elizabeth liempstead, 

Detiverance, 301 
Hennery, 133 
Henry, 133 
Jacob, 64 
John, 133 
Jonathan, 134 
Joseph. 61 
Martha, 64 
Mary Budd. 133 
Nathanaei, 134 
Phebee, 64 

Sarah . 133 

Sarah Wickham, 61 
Temperance, 133 
Temperance Bayley, 133 
Conklvng. AbigaiU Tuthill.lTi 
John, 61 
Joseph, sr., 61 
Lydia Kirkland, 61 

Connelz^arv, oc 
Conner, Dewitt Clinton, 26 

Catharine, 261 

Elizabeth, 26$ 

Lucy Edwards, 129 

Richard, 261 

Richard, jr., 26 

WiUiam. 129 
Connor, Ann. 174 

Catharine, loS, i77 
Elisabeth, 17S 
Elizabeth, 169 

Mary, 260 

Richard, 177. sfo, 261 

Richd. 174 

Sarah Egbert, 261 

Sophia, 174 

Sophia Clawson, I77. a6o, 
Connors, col., 24 
Conor, Richard, junr., 169 

Sophia Clausen, 169 
Conway, John, 147 

Mary, 147 
Conyn. Catharina, 41 

Emmet je Jannetje Van 
Alen. 41 

Leendert. 41 
Cnikkerbacker, Harmen, 118 

Rebecca, 118 
Cook. Almyra Wriffht, 200 

Benjamin, 128 

Deborah Goodrich. 126 

Elihu, 200 

Ellen Palmer SkiUman. 

Eveline, 200 

Faith Barker, 127 

Henry, 199 

John, 199 

Lewis D., 87 

Mary Rowley, 66 

Mercy Goff. 199 

Polly Wright, 21s 

Richard, 66 

Ruth. 126 

Samuel, 199* ^iS 

Simeon, jr., 127 

Zaccheus, jr., 199, 200 
Cooke, Al van, 66 

Betsey Fuller. 67 

Florus. 66, 67 

Hannah Sparrow, 66 

Joshua, 66 
osiah. 66 
«ucretia Smith, 66 

Lucy, 66 

Mary Couch, 66 

Nathaniel. 66. 67 

Richard, 66 

Richard Florus, 67 

Susannah, 66 
Cool, Maritie Jacobae, 140 
Cooper family, 22s. ^ 

A polios, 226 

Emeline Titus, 11 

F. W.,226 

Robert, 49 

Solomon, 11 

Thomas, 49 

W. F., 225, 23a 
Corbett, John, 74* 148 
Corne. Eliza, 301 
Comelise, Grietje. 122 
Comelissen, Cornells, 282 
Corneiisz, Hendrik, 270 

Jacob, 3S 
Cornell. Frances, 68 

John, 65,74.138. 148, S3«. 

kartense Harcoort, 68 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Cornwall, Gilbert, 199 

James, 390 

Levi, 127 

Lncy Armsby, vxi 

Rhoda Baiiia, 199 
Corey, — -. SQ, 60 

fainilV, 61 

Abrabam, 60 

Bathaheba. 60 

Da^id, 60, 61 

Ionatban, 60 
Mebetabel, 60 
Mildred Hadgena, 61 
Corron, Alfred, as 

iane Burgher, 2S 
osepb, as 
licolaa, as 
Corsea, Daniel, 169 

Elizabeth, 169, 176 

iohn, 171 
Lebecca Martino, 169 
Susanna Enyard, 171 

Corson, Alice Skillman, 164 
George, 164 
Richd.. 178 

Cortelyou, br., 101 
sr., 101 

Amey HiUiyard, 170 
Amy 17S 
David Hekkel, 91 
Eleanor, los 
Eleonore, 176 
Elisabeth, 176 
Elisabeth Corsen, 176 
Eliza, ao. 9^, 176 
Eliza Hekel. 19 
Eliza Hekkel, ai 
Elizabeth, 9S4> SS6, 9S8 
Elizabeth Corsen, 169 
Eugene Augustus, 19 
Gertrude Martha, aS4 
lacob, 169, 176, 9S4 
Lawrence H., 19-ai 
L. H.,95 
Mary, 108 
Peter, iTo, 178, 9S8 
Sara, 176 
Sarah Ann, 178 
Sarah L., 98 

Corwin, E. T., 939 

Cory, Ann, 60 

Deborah, 60 
David, 60 

tasper, 60 
lutb, 60 
Zophar, 60 
Corye. Abraham, 60 
Beniamin, 60 
David, $9, 60 
Deborah. 60, 64 
Elisabeth, 60 

ionathan, 60 
•«»c. S9 
lartha, 60 

Mary Brush, 60 

Ruth, 60 

Sarah, S9* 60 

Sarah Linde, S9 
Coryell, Clarlsa, 13 

Lvdia Titus, 13 

Michael, 13 
Cosby. Grace, 918 

Henry, aiS 

WUI, 218 

WUliam. 917, 9i8 
Corsens, Joshustan 

Suaannah Ellit, 913 
Cossons, Lediah, 913 
Cotten, Samuel. 196 

Sarah Crouch, i96 

Cotting, Henry. 183 
Couch, Anna Rice, 66 

Franklin, 149, 148 

Hannah. 109 

lary, 66. 109 
Thomai, 109 
Coulaton, Elizabeth SkiUman, 


Coulter family, _. 
Councilman, Amanda. 160 
Coarsen, Danl., 9S8 

—-Egbert. 959 

Eliza, 2^ 

J. Warren^9 

laria, a« 
Mary. 96k 

aria, a« 

nary. 961 

Rebekab. 9S8 

Rebekab Martinoe, 9S8 

Richard, 9S9 
Courson. Mary, 9S8 

Rebecca. 9S6 
Couaine, Aletta, los 
Covert, Antie Fonteyn, 6 

Antie Fonteyn Janaen, 6 

Charles, 6 

ManriU, 6 

Mauritz, 6 

Sarah, 6 

Cowing, E., 68 

Cowperthwait, Anna E. Skill- 
man, iS9 

Edwin G., iS9 

Jamea H., S4 
Luther, S4 

Sarah SkiUman, S4 

William H.. S4 
Coyn, Harriet Matilda Thomp- 

James, 98 
Coyne, br., loi 

sr., 101 

Harriet. IQ3 

Harriet Matilda, 96 

Harriet Matilda Thomp- 

iamea, 96, io3 
largaret, 103 
Coser. Abel, ais 

Mary Moger, ais 
Cozine, Hanna Maria Vanbilt, 

Hannah Maria Vandei^ 
bilt, 94 

James Edward, 94 

Peter. 24. 99, 179 


Suaanna Butler, 179 
Craddock, Sarah Bedel, 107 

Thomaa, 107 
Craig Jaa., is 

Rebecca Tytua, la 
Cran, MaryTumer, ais 

Rua Day, 916 

Ruben, 9iSt 9i6 
Crandnlljeruaha Aahley, 199 

Wimam. 129 
Cranmer family, 79 
Craw, Ruben, 9K. 916 
Credit family, 996 
Cregier, Marten, 97S 
Crippen, Eliiha. laS 

Mary Goodrich, t98 

Mehitable, 983 

Thankful, 126 . 
Crippa, Laurence, 168 

Susanna FoonUin, 168 

Cripa. Catharine, 969 
lames. 969 
lane Butler, 18 
John, 18 
Lawrence, 962 
Martha, 168, 176 
Polly Lake, 96a 
Sally, 963 
Sara, 173 
William, 18 

Crocheron, Abraham, 9S8 

^* iSlw^th 



Ann Morgan, 168 
Edm.. 102 
Francea, loi 
~acob, 168 

ane. 2S4 

ane Couraen, 9S8 

ohn, 9S5. 2S8 
eah Stoutenboroogh, 
Lttcretia, 109 
Margaret, 9S4 
Nicholaa, 2S3 
Patience Egl 
Richard, 9S4 




Sophia, 2^S 

ceron, ludy, 

CrofuelUJonn, lai 

Crockeron, 1 


Crony, Daniel. 919 
Crook, Eliza Ann, 990 
Crookston, Ann, So 

John. So 

Samuel. So 
Crosby, family. 91 



Martha Goodspeed,9i»9i 

Mary, 91 
Crosman, family, 67 

Dan, 127 

Eunice Gamaey, 197 

{. Heron, 68 
ohn, 67 
lobert. 67 
Sarah, 67 

Sarah Kingsbury, 67 
Cropsy, — , 2bo 
•^ — Winant,96o 
Elizabeth Cortelyou, 9S8 
Elizabeth Rozeau, 958 
Ellen Connover, 960 
Hermanua, 9S8 

Jacob Rozean, 9S8 
Croaawell, 1 a n c h e Knicker- 
bocker, 191 
lohn. 191 
Crouch. Elizabeth, 196 

Crouae, Henry, 9S4 
Cruger. Matilda, 990 
Cruae, Lena, 177 
Cruaer, Comeliua, 90 
lemima, 9S3 
ane, 9S3 
ohn, 9S3 
_tachel, 90 
Cruaera, H.. 174 
Cobberly, Frances Crocheron 


fames. loi 

Walter Inman, 101 
CnlTor, Joshua, 196 

LucT. 197 

Ruth Cook, 196 
Cunli£fe, Susanna. 114 
Currant, jane Hunter, 176 

Patrick, 176 
Curtice, Bamabaa, 130 

Benaiah, 131 



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Index of Names in Volume XXXIX, 

Cnrtice, Caleb. 150 
Daniel, 131 
Elizabeth, 150 
Ester, 130 

ioshna. 150 
lary, 130 
Mary Youngs, 130 
Mercy, 131 
Curtis, Edmund, 61 
Newton M., 73 
Cutting, R i m a y DeBevolse 
Titus, 9 

Daily, Margaret, 106 
Dana family, aao 
Danforth, Joseph, 63 

Sarah King, 63 
DanieL , 197 

Edward, 46 

Daniels, Nicholas, 2S6 

Darrow, Elisabetb^i3S 

lohn, 13s 

lohn Hanford, 13s 



Mary King, 13s 
David, squire, 137 
^ Mary Helme, 127 
DaTidson, lohn Hull, SS 

Magdalen D. Lancaster, 
DsTies, Thomas, 283 
Davis, Andrew McFarland, 74, 

Benjamin, aSS 

Betsy, 137 

Deborah White Dutcher, 

Ebenezer, 260 
Eliza Jane Lake, 260 
Elizabeth Merrell, 260 
Frederick, 87 
Hannah, 110 
Hannah Cobb, no 
Harriott Reed, 261 

ane Wood, 2S6 
ohn, as6, 361 
OS., no 
Leziab Dutcher, 28s 

Magdalen, S4 

Margaret Hoagland, 87 

Maria. 87 

Mary. 287 

Mary Budd Conkling, 133 

Paris M., 260 

Peter v., 88 

Rachel. 260 

Richard, 260 

Sally, 2^6 

Sarah Moore, 260 

Susan Ann Scharrot, 261 

SyWanus, 133 

TlUie, 12 

Walter, 148 

William, 28S 
Davison, Daniel Wilson, 218 
Davitsen, Christiaen 27S 
Dawkins, Henry, 48 
Dawford, George, 218 
Day, Abraham, x6o 

Anna, 113 

Eliza Atwater, 205 

Eliza Jane, 205 

Gitty SkOlman, 160 

Ieremiab, in 
pel. 205 
(.ua, 216 
Zelotes, SOS 
Dean family. 142 

Eliza Williamson, is8 
Horace. is8 
Laura, 162 


Dean, Mary Skillman, 162 

Samuel, 163 
Deas. Barbara, 301 
Deatne, George, 196 
Debevoise, Erda, 7 
De Bevoise, Chas., 8 

Elisabeth Titus, 8 

'no.. 8 


De Boogh (De Bow), Catrina, 

Debs, mr., 339 
Decker, col., 174 

Abm., 3S4t a63, 364, 267 

Abraham, 170, i74t 96i, 

Ally Burbank, 106 

Amanda Malvina, ai 

Andrew B.,266 

Anahke, 120 

Ann, 20, 174, 266, 267 

Ann Colon, 178 

Ann Egbert, 177 

Ann Tones. 177 

Ann Martino, 174 

Barnet. 177, i78, 259 

Catharine, 174, «54. 259» 

Catharine Bartholen, 261 

Catharine Maria Pryor, 

Cathrine, i7o 

Cathrine Kinsey, 170 

Caty, 2S6 

Daniel, 178 

David, 174, 266 

Elisabeth, 168, m 

Elisabeth Van Pelt, 17s 

Eliza, 267 

Eliza Ann, 263 

Eliza Cole, 261 

Eliza Egbert, 260 

Ellen, 259 

Ellen H., 2SS 

Hannah, 169, i77t 178, 269 

Hannah Simonson, 2S4 

Isaac. 106 

Israel. 173, a6i, 262 

Iacob, 177 
acobus, 120 
ames. 256 
ane, 262, 266 
an* 38, 120 
eseph, 266 
o^. I73-I7S. 177. a63. 

Lenah Paugh, 2S6 
Lydia, 25$. 250 
Margret, 171 
Maria, 40. 268 
Martha, 264 
Mary, 178. 254. 263 ^ 
Mary Ann, 178, 2C4, 260 
Mary Ann Bedell, 263 
Mary Ann Kinsey, 170 
Mary Bonnel. 268 
Mary Burbank, 174 
Mary Latterete. 170 
Mary Lewis. 178 
Mary Van Norman, 173 
Matbias. 174, 178, 266 
Matthias, 2SS 
Matthew, 170, 178, 261 
Moses, 2S6 
Nathan, 263 
Oliver, 254. 
Patience Egbert Croch- 

eron, 266 
Peter, 255 
Phoebe, 170 
Rachel. 262 

Decker, Rebecca, 256 

Rebekkah Am me man, 

Reuben, 268 

Richard, 170, 254. 260 

Sabina, 173 

Samuel, 256 

Sara, 106 

Sarah. 21. 170, 172, 173* >SS 

Sarah Alston, 264 

Sarah Ann, 20 

Sarah Fitzgerald, 29 

Theodore Hampton. 29 

Tyssie, 120 

Tyssje. 38 

William. 178 

Williamson, 268 
de Clinton. Geoffrey. 300 
De Deutser, Barent, 122 

Catharina. 122 

Cornelia Janse. 12a 

Cornells. 122 

David. 122 

Dirckje Smit Lammer- 
sen, 122 

Dirick, 122 

Elisabeth Deffenport,i22 

lannetje Bont, 122 

lannetie Bressie, 122 

jannetje Brussy, 122 

Leonora de Hooges de la 
Montague, 122 

Machteltje Roelofse,ia2 

Maritje Conkele, 122 

Roelof , 122 
de Duidser, Jannetje Brusy, 

De Duidser, Elizabeth, 121 
Jannetje Bressie, 121 
Koelof, 121, 199 
De Duitscher Cataiyntje, 184 
David, 284 

Pietronelle Van Freden- 
burg, 284 
de Duytser, Catharina Bogar 
dus, 284 
Catrina, 284 
Johannes, 204 
Deffenport. Elisabeth, 122 
Deforeest, Neeltje. i8s^ 
De Foreest, Annatje Knicker- 
bocker. 281 
Chariotte VanderbQt, 266 
John, jr., 281 
De Forest, John, 173 
De Fries, Charlotte Vander- 
bilt, 173 
John. 173 
De Frondelac. Maria, 279 
de Fronsac, viscount, ap^a, 99$, 

De Graaf, Hester, 282 
De Groot, Lenah Ann, 22 
Mary Scharrott, 22 
De Hart, Daniel, 106 

Elisabeth Merserean, 106 
de Hooges, Leonora, 122 
Deinmann, Carl Christian 
Friderica u o r o t e a 

Louise Johanna Catarina 
Renter, 93 

Deionge, , 156 

de la Chambre, Robert, 299 
Delamater, Susannah, 129 
de la Montague Leonora de 
Hooges, 122 
Willem, 122 
de Lancey. capt., 249 
De Lancey, fames, 918. 199 
De la Noy. Mary, 90 

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Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 



Delavergne, Joseph, 127 

Sarah Gillet, 117 
De Lavergne, Heory, ia8 

Salomi Dunham, laS 
De Lette^- — , vrj 
De Lint, Elizabeth, 3S 
Dellemont, Martin, 3S 
Delpech, Isaac, 48 
de Longe, Jonas, 39 
de Miller, Gerrit, 274 
Deminf , Abigail Hubbell, ai6 

Daniel, 208 

David. 208 

Dorothy Champion, 208 

Frederick, 908 

Honor Treat, 208 

*ohn, 208 
ulius. 208 

.ilary , 208 

Mary Brigham, 208 

Mary Gleason, 208 

Mehiuble Champion, 208 

Pownal, 216 
Denice, Ann, 20 
Denison, , 131 

Phoebe Moore, 131 

Rachel, 167 

Tamer, 242 
Dennys, Sarah, loS 
Dent, Edwin Cooper, 74 
Denyse, Denyse D., 258 
Depew, , 173 

Bamet, vh 

Elisabeth Decker, 173 

Niclas, 170 

Sarah Decker, 173 

Susanna Seymourson, 170 
de Peyster. Johannes, 276 

John Watts, 307-309 
De Pagh, Abraham, 261 

Ann, 263 

Catharine. 261 

Iohn, 263 
laria. 261 

Maria Simonson, 263 

Mary, 261 

Matthew, 263 

Nicholas. 261 

Sally Ann, 261 
Depny, Cathrine Decker, 170 
De Puy, Ann, 263 


Eliza. 263 

Eliza Ann Decker, 263 

Elizabeth, 263 

Israel, 263 

John, 263 

Niclas, 170 

Nicholas, 263 
de Rapelje, I oris Jansen, 9 
Derle, Ablah Ginks. 213 

George. 213 
de Silva, Joseph Griggs, 176 

Susan. 176 
Detrick family, sss 
Dennis, Maria, 123 
Deutser, Christofiel, 123 

Gertraut. 123 
Devenport, Anatje, 278 
Devinney family, 72 
DeTisme, Anne, 48 

Peter. 48 
Devoe. Sarah Ann, 291 
de Vos, Matthues, 275 
De Vries, family, S 
de Vries. D. P„ 207 
De Vries. Syrach Titus, S 

Tryntje Titus, 5 

Titus Syrachs. St 6 
De Wandelaar. Lysbeth Gans- 
evoort, 279 

Johannes. 279 
[aria, 279 

Dewandelaar, Marytje, 279 
De Wandellar, Rebecca, 36, 

116, 117 
de Warrenne, Gundreda, 199 

William. 199 
de Welles, Effric, 297 
Dewey, Elizabeth. 126 
De Winter. Bastian, 282 
De Witt, Dorothea Heer- 
mance, 183 

Henry, 183 

JaneRapelyea Riker, xo 

Kobt. M., 10 
Dexter, Lemuel Le Baron, 70 
Deypung. Peter, los 
D. Foreest, Jesse, 116 

Neeltie, 1x6 
Dibble, Elizabeth Spencer, 127 

Zachariah. 127 
Dickens, Charles, 156 
Dickenson, Azubah, 67 
Dickson, Alexander. 49 

Susanna Jane Moore, 48* 

DiUino, Frederick, X28 

Joanno Doty, 128 
Dimock, A me Hammond, 1x0 

Asa, 1 10, 901 

Asa, jr., 901 

Asa Green. 201 

Benjamin Jenkins, 20X 

Bethna Chipman, xxo 

Betsev, 201 

David, ixo, 20X 

Davis, xio, 201 

Davis, jr., 20X 

Dorcas. 20X 

Elisabeth Jenkins. 201 

Gordon Zebina, 20X 

Hannah Davis, xxo 

'oanna Barsley, ixo 
ohn Green, 20X 
ohn Harding, 2ox 

^ydla Clark, 20x 

Mary Jenkins, 2ox 

Mehetable, 1x0 

Ruth Miller, 201 

Samuel, xxo 

Sarah, 2ox 

Sarah Green, xxo 

Schnbael, xxo 

Shubael, xio, 20x 

Tabltha Lothrop. 1x0 

Thomas, xxo 

Warren. 201 
Dimon, Ame. 62 

Deborah. 6a 

Elizabeth. 6a 

Elmarv, 62 

John, 62 
onathan, 62 
f ary. 62 
Sarah, 62 

Sarah Solemon, 6a 
Dimond, Rachel, 209 
Dimpfel, Elizabeth, 3s 
George Louis, 32 
Louisa Julia, 32 
Dine, 2S8 
Dingman, Adam. 28X 

Aeltle Jacobse Gardiner, 

Sara, 281 
Dings, Anna Maria, 123 



Jacob, 123 
johan Adam, 123 
Lisabetb Knickerbock- 
er. 123 
Marika Knickerbocker, 


Dircks, Susanna, x8i 
Dirksz, Takel, 3S 

Disosway, Diana Clarkson, 262 

Thomas, 262 
Disaasway. Ann. 268 

Israel O.. 268 

Israel R., 268 

Lucretia Jacobson, 268 
Doane, Lydla. tii 
Dobell. family. 22$ 
Dobins, family. 22S 

Dobson, Ann, X07 
Dobyns-Cooper. family, 226,232 
Dobyns. Edward. 226 
Dodge, faroilv, 207, 229 
DooDlnge, Ellen. 29 

Ellen Matilda. 29 

Raymond Augustus, 29 
Domingo, negro, 219 
Donate, Elizabeth, X71 
Doolittle, family, 305 
Dorr. mr.. 79-83 

iulia C R.. 232 
Thomas Wilson, 79 
Dorrance, Anne, 148 
Dorset. Ellen Maria, 268 
John, x68, X73« 368 
Martha, 2b8 
Martha Cortelyou, x68 
Dorsett, Catharine, 174 

Ellen Connover Cropsy, 

John. 174, 178, 260 
Marth, 17S 

5arab, vi% 
Doty, JoAEinft, taS 
Douglas, Mary, 203 
Dt^uwe^e, Doqw, J 17 

GrectJL^ti, 117 

Hester, 117 
Dowd> Maria Ann, 2x2 
Dowdy, tamily, 7*5 
Dowiia. SmrtjQd, 93 
D^:^K« Altda, 1S6 

EllzAbtth, t86 

Pieitir. 1B6 
Doyle, Adam A., 264 

Catharine Merrell, 264 

Elisabeth Chambers, X67 

Elizabeth. 264 

Hugh, 167 
Robert, : ' 

. 364 
Drake. Anne, x7x 


Ellen Decker, 259 

Keziah, 160 

Mary, X12 

Sarah, 203 
Draper, Dircus Hollister, 2x7 

Gideon, 2x7 

Susan, 61 
Dresser, family, 229 
Dryer. Augusta Henriette 
Schmidt, 94 

Carl Bruno, 94 

Friedrich A., 94 
Drown. Rebecca, 133 
Drowne, mr., 6$. x^T, 220 

Henry Russell, 66, 136, 

Drury. ^san Stiiwelirx73 

William, X73 
Duane, Abraham, 2x8 

Cornelius, 2x8 
Dubois, mr., 257 

Eiis.. I7S 

Elisabetli, 2S8 

Hettie, I7S 

Lewis. X7S 

Margaret, P. I7S 
Du Bois. William M.. 138 
Duffie. family, 207 
Duffieid, Mary K., 289 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Dngan. Aletta Coasine, zos 

Cornelius. 105 
Duffliss. Ollive, 217 
Daitcher, Cornelia, 12a 

John Williamson, laa 
Dongan, Elizabeth Tytos, 12 

ioho, 12 


rytus, 12 
Danham, family, I4i> 148 
mrs., 29 

Catherine Slegt, 106 
Elisabeth Oliver, 106 
Elizabeth, 127 
Elizabeth Holmes, 127 
Isaac W , 148 
Isaac Watson, 

John, 106, 141 
onathan. 127 
.ewis, 106 

Salomi, ia8 

Sylvia, laS 
Dnnk, Mille. 216 
Dann, Anna A., 166 

William, ai8 
Dnrant, George, iii 

Jadith, 168 

Sarah, iii 
Dnrgee, Hannah Conger, 216 

John, 216 
Dnrham. Sarah, ia6 
Dnringer, John, 32 

John Henry, 32 

Nancy Labers, 32 
Dnryea, Carel, 7 



Cornelia Schenck, 7 

Dirck. 7 

Elizabeth Titos, 7 

John, 7 
Da Shannick. Sophia, 28s 
Datcher, family, 122 

Benjamin, 122 

Bernice Harris Ballard, 


Catharina, 123 

Catharine. lai, U3, 284 

Catrina, 38 

Christin. 179 

Christina, m 

Christoffei (Christopher), 

Christopher, 12s, 284, 285 

Cornelias, 123 

Deborah White, 28$ 

Ellas, 123 

Elisabeth Knickerbock- 
er, 121, 12$ 

Elizabeth, 193. 28s 

Elizabeth Knickerbock- 
er, 38 

Gabriel, 38, 12a, us. iTV. 

Geertmy Wheeler, 122 

Hannah. 28s 

Harvey W., 8s 

Iane, 179 
ane Nasse. ^ 
eany, 123 
bhanna Low Prink, 28s 
ohiel, 28s 
bhn, 122, 193, 128, 284, 

Laawrenz, 122 
Lawrence, 284 
Louisa Spafford. 28s 
Martha Sloan, 28$ 
Mary. 122, 28s 
Mary Belden, I23t 125* 284 
Marv Rose. 123 
Matnda Lake, 128 
Pacefor Carr, 28$ 


Datcher. Peggie McKillop, 28$ 

Ralof, 122 

Sally, 28s 

Silai, 28? 

Sylvia, 28s 

Svlvia Beardsley, 123,284 

Thanklal Benson, 122 
Dutton. Rachel, 210 
Duval, family, 226 
Doytcher, Catrina, lao, 121 
Dwight, dr., 6S 

rev. dr., 137, 139 

mrs., 4. 139 

president, 220 

Adelia A., 6$ 

Elihu, I 

Ellsworth Everett, 66 

Helen M., 220 

Hellen McClare Kirby. 3 

lohn, I 
ustus, I 

M> c. mrs., 140 
Melatiah Everett, z-S, 64, 

Nancy Shaw Everett, i 
Nathaniel, i, 2 
Richard Everett, 136 
William Kirby, 136 
Dyk, Engel, 37 
Hannes, 37 

iacob, 37 
laryke, 37 
Dyckman, Aletta Goetchins* 
Benjamin, 301 
Catalina, 301 
Cornelia, jp 
Deborah Nagel, 139 
Deliverance C o n Id i n g, 

D. Waters. 301 
Eliza Come, 301 
Eliza Kennedy, 301 

Engel .37 

Evert, 139 
Garret, 301 

lannah, 301 

acob, 301 
. acobus, 301 
, ane, 301 
. annetle Pottbacker, 36 

annetie Viele, 36 
. annetie, 37 
, annetje viele, 37 
, emima, 139 
, ohannes, tt, 37, 139 
. ohannes, Jr., 37 
, ohn, 301 

dagdalena, 139 

daria, joi 
Maria fiosyns. 36 
Mary Post, i; 
Maryke, 36jJl 
Mebitable Westcot, 301 
Samson, 301 
Staats Morris, 301 
Tryntje Benson, 301 
Wflliam. 139 
Wm. Nage1;3oi 
Wyntje, 154 

Eardeley-Thomas, Wm. A., 213 

Susan. lOS 
Eastman. Eisther Lalne, 214 
Experience, 217 
Joseph, 2x3 
Peter, 214 

Eastman, Phebe, 21S 

Phebe Henrise, 213 
Eaton, Theophllas, 909 
Egbert, Louisa Sidney, 3i 
Ebbits, Ann Wright, 93 

George, 93 

George Patten, 93 

Harriet, 93 

Lucy, 93 

Serena Downs, 93 
Eden, Cathrina Bebrens. 96 

Heinrich Jansen, 96 
Edgett, Louisa, 86 
Edmondson, William, So 
Edsall, Samuel, 275 
Edson, George Thomas, 140, 

G. T., 148 
Mary Hall. 140 
Nathan. 140 
Samuel, 140 
Edwards, family, 74* 90S 

iohn Harrington, 74 
<ucy, 120 
Sarah Stiles, 202 

Egbert. , 2S9 


Abm., 100, 178, s6St >66 

Abr., 24 

Abr. S., 27 

Abraham, 169, sS3t ^SS 

2S7. 96i, 968 
Abraham S., 30* 96 
Abraham Tunis, 32 
Abrm. S., 29 
Adeline, loi 

Ann, 100, i7i._i7S.i77t 
. '78, 253. ass, «66>8 
Ann Burbank, i69i sSS. 

Ann Martha, 96$ 
Ann Martino, 109 
Anna, 98, 99 
Betsey Blake, SSS 
Catharine, 22, 94, 101 
Catharine Hannah, 100 
Catharine Ann, 18 
Catharine Lake, i8, as, 

Catharine Maria, 27, 19. 

Ca^&rine Smith, 169 
Caroline Atkins, 19 
Charlotte Deforest. 24 
Charlotte VanderfotltDe 

Foreest, 268 
Cornelias, 18, 2S, xyi. a6o- 

Cornelias Bird, 96 
Edward, 19, ^ loa, 108, 

170. 17a* 177 

EU^sabtth. ]Q^ 168 
Klisiab^th MArtiDH^er XOS 
Eliza. 2&. alto, 264 
F.lica Ann, JO 
Eiira Bird, 27.29.^ 
Eliia D*;ckcT. 367 
Eliza FoudtaiD, 366 
Eliiabcth, of*. i?S 
ElLzAbeth Martitia. 176, 

EUzabeth Martinse, iS6 
Ellen Simonson, 3a, 97 
Emeline. 100 
Ester Ellen. 19 
Frances, 108 
Gertrude, 26s 
Hannah Jane, 99 
Hannah Price, 19, Q 
Henrietta, z8, 27. 100 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Egbert. HenrietU Pndl, 93 
Henry, 22 
Holmes. s66 
Jacob, 96 
Jaine^ 105, i75. 176, a67. 

lames, sen., 2SS» ^ 
jane Martling, a6o 
Janes, 261 
John, 18, 10, 96, 108, iTT, 

m. ^. 2S5. 257. .a6a. 

}obn Simonson, 32 
ohny..32,97 ^ ^ 
osepb, 3t, 98, 260, a6x, 

Lemont Williams, 97 
Louisa, 25 
Lucy, 172, 264 , 
Lydja, 27. 29, 96. ipi, 103 
Lydia Eliza, 96. 08, 191 
Lydia Segnine, 16, 257 
Madora, 20 

Margaret Crocheron, 2S4 
Margaret Jane, 26 
Maria, 256 
Maria De Pngh, a6x 
Maria Simonson, 96 
Martha, 265 
Martha Ann, 268 
Martha Burbank, aSS 
Mary, 172, 2S4 , 
Mary Ann, 10, 260 
Mary Ann Lake, 18, 31, 

Mary Cortelyou, 108 
Mary Eliza Bird. 96 
Mary Elizabeth, 19 
Mary Elizabeth Lake, 19 
Mary Holmes, 108, 17a, 

ass. 36a 
Moses, 26s 

Naatje Housman, 171 
Nancy, 237 

Nancy Martinoe, 2S7. 261 
Patience, 258, 266 
Sally. 260. 267. 268 
Samuel, 169, ass 
Sarah, 17a, 261 
Sarah Ann, 363 
Sarah Barton, 17a. a63 
Sarah Merrell, 26s 
Sarah Merril, 176 
Sarah Pbrol, 170 
Tunis, 169, 173. 178, aS3- 


Wesley, 31 

WiUiam. 18, 19, aa, a65 

William St. Clair, 30 

Wm.. 31 
Egberti, Sabastiannus, a7i 
Egberts. Cornelius, 100 

Egbertje, 181 
Egbertsz, Agnieta Jacobsdr. 
Bennigh, 371 

Sebastiaen, 371 
fLtlt^ Adam, 90 

Albert A., 90 

Andrew Howard, 90 

Ida Skillman. 90 

Margaret Hunt, 90 

Mary. 90 

Mary Emma Skillman, 90 

Ralph, 90 

Sarah, 90 
Eggers, Adelaide, 31 
Egleston, Rhoda. ia6 
Ebrhardt,Catharine Christina. 

Sidam. Daniel, 94 

Elizabeth. a« 

Margarita Neterman, 94 

Elbendorf, Cornells. i8s 

Jacomyntjen Heermans, 
Elderkin, Pbebe, ia6 
Eldrldffe, Benedict, ia8 

Mary, 108 

Rebecah. ia8 

Rhoda Shavilier, ia8 
Eliot, mr., 6St sao, 333 

Ellsworth, 151, 333 
Eliza, negro, 2S4 
EUand. Eleanor. 107 
EUet. Alfred, 159 

Annie, 159 

Arthur, iS9 

Benjamin, XS9 

Henry E.. xS9 

iohn 7., 159 
f ary SklOman, iS9 
Thomas J., iS9 
Winthrop G.. iS9 

EUiott, . 216 

mr.. 138 

Liviney Stewart, 316 
Ellicott, Andrew, 303, 309 

loseph, %>3 
Judith (Ble 

leaker), 303 

Ellis, Carolyn, i6a 

Garret, 36a 

Mary, 363 

Susan Butler, 362 
Ellison, Ann Hughs. 106 

WiUiam. 106 
Ellit, Susannah. 213 
Ellsworth, WilUam Webster. 


Elnesly. , 174 

Elsworth, Mary. iS7 

El well, Dorcas Barnum, 215 

Jabix. 21S 
Ely, Calvin, iix 
Embiy, Caroline Tbom, 164 
Emerson, Joseph, 211 
Emmot. John. 265 

Maria Andee, 26s 

Engel. , 37 

English, , iS4 

Enos, Polly, 129 

En yard, Mary Ann, 178 

Matbias, 178 

Matthias, 170 

Sarah, 178 

Sarah Decker. 170 

Sussanna, 171 
Erbs (Erls). Rebecca. 216 
Erwin, Betsey Skillman, 91 

Elizabeth. 91 

iacob. 91 
largaret, 91 
Eslestine, Ann, 128 
Essig. Johannes. 17 
Maria, 17 

Etsch, Carl, 93 
Ettlinger, Adolph, 96 
Charlotte Abel. 96 

Louis. 96 
Eulner. Catharine, 98 
Evans, John. 294 
Eve, G.^., i^ 
Evens. Abigal Beebee. 128 

Amos, 128 

Anna Thurston, 128 

William, 128 
Everett, John, i 

Melatiah Metcalf, x 

Metcalf, I 

Nancy Shaw, i 
Evertse. Cornelia, 34, 3s, 37 
Ewing. Minnie, X2 

>Viiliam A., mrs., 65 

Fagen, Jean H. or K., xo 

Fairchild, Clarice, 216 

Harriet, 289 
Fancher, Norman, iix 

Parthenia Tinker, iix 
Fanning. Mebitable. 288 
Fardon, Aaron, 265 

Hannah Jackson, 26S 
Bargo family, 141, 148 

iames Francis, 148 
loses, 141 

Sarah. 14X 
Farmar. Anne Billop. 49 

Anne Billupp, 303,309 

Brook, 40 

Christopher, 49 

Jaspar, 49. 303 

Jaspar, jr., 303 

Robert, 49 

Samuel. 49 

Thomas. 49. 303. 309 

William, 49 
Farmer. Young, 296 
Farr, Eunice, 128 

ioseph Gamble, aos 
iary Ann Tibballs, aoS 
Marv Louisa, ao$ 
Farrar. Eoenezer, S4 
Elizabeth. S4 
Martha Mercer, 54 
Farrow, Catharine Jllizabeth, 


Ida Lncretia, loi 

Lucy Ann, xoi 

Samuel, xox 
Faulkener, Peter, 218 
Fawley. Edith Titus, 11 

Tno., II 
Fay, Joseph D., xss 
Felton, John, 218 
Fenno family, 331 

Ephraim. 63 

Lula May, 331 

Mary King, 63 

Ferguson, Marv, 336 

Usher, 326 

William, 336, 331 
Femow, . 117 

Barthold, x8i 
Ferris, Benjamin, 148 

iohn. 167 
Iary Stilwell, X67 
Murray Whiting, aai 
Feust. Fredericks Carolina. 96 
Field, mr., 6S, 138, i39« 333 
William bT O., 137. 138 
William Bradhurst Os- 

good, xsi. 333 
s, Nancy, 317 

Fields, ,. . 

Fillemore, Henry, is6 

Mary Gillette, ia6 
Fills, Hannah. 139 
Finauf, Adelaide, 34 
Finch, family, 143 
Fish Hamilton, 70 
Fisher, Christina Rothfas, 30 

iobann, 30 
ohn, so 
udith, 199 
Fisk, Delight Bigelow, 113 
Huldah, 137 
John, 113 

Fiske. , 63 

family. 150 
Fitch,- — , 385 

Elizabeth Harris, 139 
Hannah Dutcher, a8s 

ierusha Skillman, 390 
osepb, X20 
Theodore H., 390 
■ Winchester, X37, 138. iS'. 
Fltchet. Jane, 108 
Fittar, James, 49 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Fitts James Hill, 143 

Mary C. mrs., 148 
Fits, Randolph, te 

Randolph Edward. 69 
Fitzgerald, Margarita, 181 

Sarah. 29 
Flagg. family, 304, 309 

Elisabeth, 113 

Gershom. 304 

Lucius C. S., 304 

Norman G., 309 

Norman Gershom, 304 

Thomas, 304 
Flagler, Catharine Hasbronck, 

Constance Maria, 24 

Isabella, 94 

Isabella VanderbUt, 24 

John Walter. 24 

Tamer Dennis, 242 

Zachariah, 242 
Fleming, Eliz., 107 
Fletcher, gov.. 33 

Abigail Vincent, 29S 

Beni., 298 

William, 298 
Flechies. Robert, 298 
Flewwelling, Sarah, 68 
Flinn Johanna Barnes, 168 

Roger, 168 
Flitcher, Ann. 173 
Floyd-Jones, uunlly, 147, 148 

Thomas, X47ff m8 
Folie, Annie, 158 
^Folliot. Eliphalet, 126 
^ Elizabeth Dewey, 126 

Fonda Abraham* 1x7 

Alida, 117 

Alida Lansing, 117 

Anna, 117 

Anna Marselis, 118 

Douw Jelisen, 117 

DoQwe Jelisen, 117, 118 

Elisabeth, 119, 278 

Elizabeth, 36, 117 

Geysbert, 119 

Hendrik, 117 

Hester Jansz, 117 

Isaac, 117 

iane, 278 
illis DoQwesen, 117 
ohannes, 186 
faria, 185, 186 
Marytje, ii7 
M a r i t j e Loockennans, 

Nicholas (Claes), 118 
Rebecca, 36, X17-X19 
Rebecka, 281, 282 
Fonteyn, Antie, 6 
Foot, Eliza, 2S9 
Foote. Edward Bliss. 74 
Edward Bond, 74 
Ford, Mollie. 224 

Rebekkah, 39 
Foreest, Jisse, 39 

Nedlt. 39 
Forrester, George, 46 
Fort, Abraham. 282 

Anna Barber Clute, 262 
Catharina, 186 
Elizabeth. 36 
Eliz abeth Quackenbos, 

Elizabeth Qnackenbush, 

Eva, 262 
Harmen, 186, 277 
Isaac, x86 

facomyntje. x86 
ohannis, x86 
ohannis I., 1x6, x86 

Fort, John, 36 

Marytje, x86 

Petrus, 186 

Sybrand, 186 
Fortunate. John, xo7 

Sarah Britton, xo7 
Fosdick, James, 63 

Mary King, 73 
Foster famiW, 329 

Amanaa Cole. 166 

Andrew J., x6s 

Ann Rebecca, x6s 

Catharine, 165 

Emma J., 42 

ohn R., X65 
oseph, 72, 74 
osephme, x6$ 
latilda, 16^ 

Mary Ann SkiUman, X65 

Mary Scudder, 165 

Nathaniel, x65 

Sarah, 165 

William, X65 

Wm. Winfield, 165 
Fothergill, 219 

Gerald, X41 
Foolke, Lonisa. 159 
Fonntain, Abm., 178 

Alice Jinnings, 170 

Ann Egbert. xTS 

Anthony. 168, X74. I75 

Anthony, jr., 206 

Antony, 170 

Catharine Butler, 2^ 

Claushea Spears, 169 

Cornelius, x68 

Elisabeth Vandeventer, 

Elizabeth Ann, 17 

Eliza, 266 

Else, «6 

Jane Housman, 177 

John. 174, 177. 253. 257 

- — Journey, I7S 

Leonard, 17 

Nancy. 266 

Margaret Holmes, 174 

Martha Crips, 168 

M*'y»J5[s'5'3. 174 

Mary Widsworth, 17 

Peter, x6b 

Phoebe, Thomson, 170 

Susanna, x68 

Vincent, 170, 174. I77. 256 

Wm. H., 2S5 
Fox, 48, so 
Francis, AbigaU, 68 

Joseph, X54 
Frank. Tho.. 49 
Franklin, dr., 296 

Joseph, wi 

Melissa N.SklUman,x6a 
Eraser, John, 148 
Frazier, Amanaa, \l 
Fraznr, Catharine Thorn, xo8 

Lewis, X08 
Fredericks, Ann, 30 

Ann ONancy), 96 

Ann Pierson, 93 
Freeman. Anne, 129 

Apphia, XII 

Catharine Simeson, loS 

Cynthia Shepherd, 128 

Frank Morgan, 137 
John, 264 
tulia. 6S 
Mary rrue. 264 
Nathan, i» 
Freer, Abraham, 41* 119 

Freer, AecheWillems Titsoort. 

Anthony, 140 
Claartjen Westvaal, 140 
Echie Willems Titsoort, 

tacomjrntje, 38, 119 
aonetje Low, 140 
laria, 186. 282 
Neeltie, 42 
Solomon, 140 
Freeling, Richd., 178 
French, Elizabeth Ann Skill- 
man, x6o 
Garrison, x6o 
Lucee Hatch. 216 
Samuel A., xoo 
Willm., 316 
Frende, Augusta Carol ins 
Rudinger, 17 
Carl Augusts, 17 
Mary Blanche, t] 
Frere. Hugo. 282 

Marie Haye, 282 
Frettert, Frederick Jacob, 98 

iacob, qB 
lagdalena, 98 

Frewin, Eleanor, 999 
Fre? , Geertruy, 120 
Frelinghuysen, Theo., u8 
Frinck, Hannah H amm ond. 

John, 128 
Frink, Johanna Low, 28s 

Stephen, 28$ 
Fritz, Anna Maria Wolf, 29 

George, 29 

Hans Jorg^i 


Maria Wolien, 21 
Frome, Mary Barton, 171 

Nathaniel, 171 
Froon^. Martha Baker, 171 

Daniel, 171 
Froome, N., 174 
Fryal, Abigail, 127 ^ 
Fryenmoet, domine, 281 

Anne, 281 

Johannes Caspams, ao 

Lraa Van Etten, 280 

Mary, 280, 281 
Fryemont, domine, 37» Ii9 
Fugel. Adam, 21, 23. 27. 3^ 93 

Catharine, JO 

Catharine Shnm, 97 

Catharine Tbnm. 2i, 23* 

Hans Jorg, 21 

{ohn, 30 _ 

faria Catharine Bar- 
bara* 27 
Michael, «3 
Nathan, 93 

Fuller. , 159 

Deborah Moger, 21S 
Elizabeth. 91. 9o8 
Kate Skillman Palmer, 

LuSe, 129 

Matthew, 208 

Nathaniel, 2x5 
Fulton, Robert, 88 
Funda, Pollie, 119 
Furth, Cecily, 19S 

Gage. Elizabeth Medes, xos 

Jonathan, 10$ 
leziah, 2x4 
Gahner, Gallus,ao 
Gale, Josiah. 126 

Lydia Skinner, 127 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Gale, Rachel Mead, 126 

Samuel, 137 
Gallaffher, Emma G. Stagg, 9 

Henry, 9 
Galmer, Catharine, 97 
Galpin. Henr j Judaon, 223 
Gamboid. H., los 
Games, Edward, 49 
Gammell, family, 70 
Gano, Sarah, 57 

Stephen, S7 
Gans, Henry, 26 
Gansevoort, Harme, 33 

Lysbeth, 279 

Ganx. , 55 

Ganzevoort, Harmen, 186 

Lena, 186 
Gardener, Andreaa, 41 

Barbel Schmit, 41 

Dirck, 41 
Gardiner, Aeltle Jacobse, 281 

Lionel, 295 

Mary, 197 
Gardner, C, 12 

Eleanor Strickland, X07 

Jemaha, 209 

Terasha Stark, 209 

Jonathan, 209 

Lizzie P. Tytua, 12 

Myles, 107 

Susan Gentilman, 194 

William. 194 
Gamsey, Ebenezer, 128 

Eunice, 127 

Rhoda, 128 

SUea ShavUier. 128 
Garrard, Martha Jentleman, 

Richard, 194, 19S 
Garretson, Abraham, 265 

Ann, 107 

Ann Winet, 261 

Catharine, 175 

Elisabeth Connor, 17S 

Eliza Sanders, 26S 

Elizabeth Conner, a6S 

Elizabeth Egbert, 98 

Henry, 262 

!acob, 266 
acob Herman, 98 
aroes. 261 
bhn. 108, i7S« a65 
laria, 175 

Martha Codmas, 108 
Mary Ida, 98 
Mary Lawrence, 262 
Garrettson. mr., 178 
Abraham. 23 
Diana Spicer, 100 
Eliza Sanders, 23 
Jane Spicer. 100 
John, 100, 178 
John Jacob, 23 
Margaret Ann, 100 
Mary Elizabeth, 100 
Wm. H'y Smith, 100 
Garrison. Elisabeth, 108 
Elizabeth Connor, 169 
Hannah, 106 
John, 169 
Osie. 160 
Osseltie. x6o 
Ura, 160 
Ursula, 160 
William. 160 
Gertrude, x68 
Phoebe, 170 
Gaston. Evelyn M., S3 
Gates, Jared. 127 
Lucretia, 126 
Sarah, no 
jSarab Pike, 127 


Gaylord, 306 

family, 305 

Alice, 208 
Gearhardt, Ailie, 287 

Casper, 287 


May, 287 

Sarah lane Skillman Sat- 
er, 287 
Gebhardt, Catharine Chris- 
tina Ehrhardt. 97 

Godfried W.. 97 

John Godfried, 97 
Geer, Elisabeth Newbery, 132 

Oliver, 132 

Vzziel, iS 
Geisen Johannes, 29 

Louis, 29 

Maria KoUman, 29 
Gelston, Catharine, 112 

Elizabeth, 112 

Hugh, 112 

Maltby, 112 

Mary, 112 

Mary Tones, X12 

Mary Maltby, 1x2 
Gentilman, Susan, 194 
Gerchan, Esther Anjevine, 129 

James, 129 
Gerd, Eliza, 93 
Germmond, Joseph, 126 

Phebe Elderkin. 126 
Gerrand. Esther Smith, 167 

Thomas, 167 
Gerritse, Dirck, 276 
Gerritsen, Barent, 1x7 
Gibbons, Almyra Tinker, 11 x 

Carlos, XIX 
Gibett. Abigail Ann Black, 22 

Tames. 22 

James Augustus, 22 
Giblin, John J., 14X 
Gibson, mr., K, 138, 220, 222 

Henry Pierson, X38, isi« 

SariOi, X7S 
Giddings, Elisabeth Kelley, 

Joseph, 2XS 
Giddions, Lucindiah. 216 
Gilbert. Abigail Black, X9 

Althea, 183 

Cornelia. 40, x88 

Elizabeth rrances, 19 

Iames, 19 
oanna, 1x6 
iaria. X83 

Patience Whipple, 127 
Thadeus. 127 
Thomas, 140 
Welthy, xix 
William. X83 
Gillam. Carteret, X33 

Mary, 133 
GiUet. David, lij 

Freelove Muxsun, 127 

ioseph, 121, 284 


Mary ,284 

Marv Knickerbocker, 284 

Rachel, 129 

Sarah, X27 
Gillette, Dorcas, 12S 

Mary, 126 
Gilliland. Ann Brown, 165 

David, x6s 

Eleanor Ferine Willett, 

Hartshome WUlet, x6S 

Susie Eleanor. 165 
Gilmore family. 22$ 

Charles, 46 

Ginks, Abiah. 213 
Ginnins, Desire, 2x3 

Glazier, , 219 

Gleason, Charlotte, ao6, 208 

Ebenezer Steele, 206, 208 

E. S., 206 

Isaac, 208 

Mary, 208 

Marv Prior, 208 

Prudence Brainard, 208 

Prudence Bralnerd, 206 

Sarah Steele, 208 

Susanna , 208 

Thos.. 208 
Glendinen, Cathrine, 171 
Glover. Daniel, 132 

Deborah, i^ 

Deborah Lambert, 132 

John, 132 

Sarah. 132 

WiUiam, 132 
Goadby, Mary Ann, so 
Godfree, Clarice Fairchild, 2x6 

Samuel, 216 
Goepp, Marie Ottilie, 9s 
Goetchins, Aletta, 301 
Goewey, Sara Solomonse, xi8 
Goff, Abigail Brainard, 200 

Benjamin, 200 

Benjamin Green, X09, 200 

Cbloe Cole, aoo, 201 

Desire Green, 109 

Eveline Cook, 200 

iames, 109 
f ary Couch, 109 

Mercy, 109, X99 ^ • 

Naomi Latimer Rey- 
nolds, 109 

Phila, 200 

Philip, 109, 200, 201 

Philip, jr., 200 

Rebecca, 109 

Sarah , X09 

Sarah Atwell, 200 

Timothy, X09, 200 
Gogerly, F., 218 
Gold, Mmithii. 31 s 

Pitta, 216 

Tryphetisi, J07 

Golding, Bet8y Davis, 127 

Goldsmith, — ^, htt 63 

John, 1^5 

Keturah, TI4 
Gold Smith, Abigail Booth, 62 

Abigakil, &3 

KIlshA, 63 

Intbaaicl, b\ 

Gontz, Louis, 2X 

Gooch. Elizabeth Warren, X97 

John, 197 
ohn, jr., X97 
Thomas, X97 
Goodell, I*rederick, 128 
Rhoda Gamsey, 128 
William, 28s 
Goodhart, Susan, xx 
Goodheart, Christopher, 2S7 
'ohn. 257 


^ phia. 257 

Tabitha Merril, 2S7 
Goodman, John, X41 
Goodrich, Axma, £27 

Benjamin, 127 

Charles L., 4 

Deborah, xsS 

Elijah, 128 

Elizabeth Dunham, 127 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Goodrich, Lucjr, is8 

Manr, 128 

Rachel Lloyd, 128 
Goodspede, Martha, 9a 
Goodspeed, family, 91 


ElUabeth Fuller, 91 

Tames, 91, 9a 

Martha, 91, 9a 
Goodwin, mr., 65 

^ iamcs Junius, 138, i^i, f33 
Goolo, Nathan, 73 
Gordon, Augustine, 318 

iohn, sr.. 48 
largaret, ai8 
Margarett, 218 
William, ai8 
Gorham, Mille Dunk, ai6 

Seth, ai6 
Gorman, senator, a39 
Gorton, Adelos, 05 
Gould, Elizabeth Sturde?ant, 
Hannah, ia6 

Tohn, aiS 

,. Porter, 148 
Goverts, Maria, 300 
Grade. Rebecca, 166 
Gramlich, Adolph, 164 

Leonia SluUman. 164 
Grandine, Catharine, 176 
Granger, Sarah Stuart, 107 

^Vflllam, 107 
Grannis, Mabell, ai5 
Grant, Seth Hastings, 69, 73 
Craves, Mar J, ai4 
Graj, Hannah Dutcher Fitch, 

Mary, 213 

Simon, ^5 

Greeley. ,157 

Green. Ann, iis. 210 

Anna iCatherine, 908 

Anson, 114, aoS 

Bathsheba, 109, 101 

Benjamin, 113, 114, 203- 

Benjamin Anson, ao6 
Betsey, 114* 104 
Betsey Bigelow, 113 
B. Frank, 14S, 231 
Caroline Amelia, ao9, 212 
Catharine, iS9 
Catharine A. Whitney, 

Catnarine Lucretia, 2x2 
Catherine Lucretia, 116 
Catherine Maria, aia 
Charles Dudley, 212 
Charlotte Gleason, ao6, 

Clara Louisa, 209 
Damaris Howe, iis 
Desire 109, 199, 200 
Edmund Harris, iiS 

Eliza Bulkeley, 209 
Eliza Bulkley, 206 
Elizabeth, 109, xis 
Elizabeth Young, ixi 
Ella Champion, 209 
Enoch. 112 

Frederick Deming, ao9 
Frederick Morgan, ao9 
Frederick Warren, ixs, 

F.*^., 209 
George Warren, xis 
Georgian Marguerite 

Rohr, 210 
Grace Hollister,so8 
Hannah, 1x2, 114, 203, 90S 

Green. Harriet, 1x4, J04 
Henry, XX4, ao6, 208 
Henry Sidney, axa 
Henry Ward Beecber, 908 
Henry William, 209 
Ida Augusta, 212 
India, 112,202 
Indiana, 114 
Indiana Tinker, xi2 
~ames, ixx-xi6, 903-212 
ismes^rs., 210 
ames Frederick, 208 
lames Pierpont, 903 
'ames Wilson, xiS, 907 
«eTi, xio 

Lucretia Bacon, xis, 210 
Lucretia Hathaway 

Knowles, 1x6. 2x1. 2x2 
Lydia Foster Moore, 90S 
maria Blackman, 20S 
Maria Skillman, 9 
Maria Theresa. 1x6 
Marshall, ixS 
Mary, 128 
Mary Ann, xiS, sxx 
Mary Deming, 909 
MaiT Gleason Deming, 

Mary Gardner Morgan, 

Mary Lonisa Farr. 90S 
Mary Lydia, 209 
Mary Theresa, 21X 
Matty Minnehala, 206 
Morgan Henry, 209 
Nancy, xxs, 9io 
OliTer, IXS* 2x0, 2ix 
Richard, xxi-114, 206-909 
Richard Avery. 909 
Richard W.. H 
Richard WiUUm, 114,906 
Ruth, 1x4,903 
Ruth Marshall, iix 
R. W., 906 
Sally Webb, X14 
Sarah, xio, 9ox 
Sarah Ann, xiS, 909. 9X9 
Sarah Ann Pierpont, 9Q3 
Sarah Ann Todd, 907 
Sarah Elizabeth, 208 
Sarah Maria Raymond, 


Sarah Wing, X14, 90s 
Sidney, iiS, ao6, 908, 909 
Sidney Harper, 908 
Timothy, xx4-xx6, 909-9x9 
Timothy, mrs., sxi 
Timothy Franklin, xx6, 


Timothy Wilson, xxS 
Warren, X09, no, x99-9ox 
William, X09-IX6, 199^19 
William Raymond, 2x2 
William Webb, xxs, 906 
Wilson, XX2 

Wm^ 1X3, 909 

W. W., 907 
Greene, family. 77. 109. T99i 99S 
Almon W., 902 
Anson, xxo 
Arthur Seymour, 909 
Asaph Lorenzo, 909 
Beniamin, xxo 
Brafnerd, xio 
Charlotte, 906 
Clarissa Indiana, aoa 
Cora Willey, 210 
Edward Marshall, 910 
Emma Stitt, 903 
Enoch, XXX 
Evelyn Adelaide, 9x0 
Fannie Raiford, aio 
Georgian Lucretia, aio 

Greene, Gideon Burr, 90a 
Hannah, xxo 
Henry Augustus, 902 
Henry W.,902 
Indiina, xxa 
Indiana Tinker, XIX 
James, xxo 
John, XIO 

Inlia Elizabeth, 202 
Katharine Henrietta, 210 
Levi, no 

Lucy Brainerd, iio 
Marv Alice, 210 
Matilda Ann. 202 
Mercy Matilda, 202 
Oliver Herbert, 2x0 
R. H., 206 

Richard Gleason, 206 
Richard Henry, X09, I99. 


Russell Edwards, sos 

Russell Tinker, 1x2, soa 

SaUie Obedience Hin- 
man.aoi, 902 

Sally O., 202 

Sally Obedience Hin- 
man, 902 

Sarah, 201 

Sarah lane, 202 

Sarah Stiles Edwards, soa 

Sophia Indiana, lU, aot 

Svbil Pratt, 202 

Timothy, xio 

Warren, 110 

William, xxo, iix 

William Edward, 202 

William S., 202 

William Todd, 207 

William Young, xxa, aoi 

Wm., 909 

Wm. Y., 909 
Greenleaf, Jane Maria, 7x, 73 
Greenman, John, 67 
Gregorv. Abigail Hall, 913 

Ezra, 199 


Louisa Keicham, 12s 

Lowis Rindle, 21S 

Marv Mygatt, 199 

Sam]., 213 
Greve. Charles T., 148 
Grey, George. 108 

Mary £ldridge, 108 
Gridley family, 30^ 

Prudence, ao6 
Griffin. ,xao 

Elizabeth Landon, 130 

Francis, 282 

Hannah, 284 


Mary Sands, 98a 

SsBiuej, 130 

Sarah Knickerbocker, 190 


Teresa, 982 
GrilBng, Elizabeth Uhl, 184 

Hannah. 184 

Jane Skillman, 288 

Samuel, 288 

Stephea, 184 
Griffith, Phebe, 900 
Griffths, , 86 

Eleanor M. Skillman 
Bryan, 86 
Grimma, Martha, 167 

Griswold, , 300 

Groesbeck. Elisabeth Knicker- 
bocker, 981 

Hans W.. 978 

Harmen J., 978 

John H.. 978 
ohn William, 98x 

Digitized by 


Index ef Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Groesbeck. Margarita Ripp, 

Maria. 278 


William. aSz 
Groesbeek, Barbar Claau, 118 

Maria, 36 

Nicol.. 36 

Wouter, 117 
Grogan, Jas.,9 

Louisa (Eloisa L.) Hoff- 
man, 9 
Grover family, 239 

Mary, 59 
Guion, Hermanns, a6a 
Gainnp, Sarah, 9 
Guthrie, Catherine, 68 
Guyon, Ann Connor, 174 

Ann Elizabeth, 2S3 

Catharine Ketteltatt, 105 

Daniel, 174* 257 

Danl., I73« 2S3 

£ 1 i 8 a b e t n Clawson 
Young, 174 

Frances, 253 

{ames, 174 
ohn, 107 
>eter. 10$ 
Sara Ward. 107 
Gysberts, Neeltje. 3S 
Gysbertse, Neeltje, 35 

Hachett, Elizabeth Jentleman, 

Robt., 194 
Hackston, Jeremiah, 315 

Rhoda Akins.215 
Hadden. John Aspinwall, 137 
Haden, Joseph, 218 
Hageman, Benjamin, 387 

Elizabeth, 84 

Jane Skillman, 387 
lary, 87 
Haines, gov., 397 
Hale, Mary Ann, 383 

Nathan. 113 
Halenbeck, Aletteka, 38, 119 
Halenbeeck. Aletteka, 134 

Aletteke. 180 
Halenbeek, Aletta, 119 

Letge, 383 
Hall family. 305 

Abigail, 213 

Giles, III 

iohn, 138 
lary, 140 

Polly Butts, 138 

Thomas. 37s 

Uranah, 316 

Zunriah, 314 
Halliday. Edgar, 392 

Susanna Church Skill- 
man, 293 
Halma. Francois, 371 
Halstead, Anna A. Tindell, 166 

Isaac, 166 
Hamersly, L. R., 148 
Hammond, Ann, 110 

Hannah, 138 
Hamlin, John, 63 

Mary, 63^ 

Tine;. 138 
Hanchet, Eben, i3o 

iohn, 138 
oseph, 130 
?iney Hamlin, 138 
Hancock family. 73 
Handlin, Elizabeth, X07 
Handy, Rachel, X36 
Hanna family, 33$ 
Hanus, Gustavus Charles, 66 
Hardenbroock. Adam, 374 

Annetje Meinders Smitt, 

Hardenbrook, — », S7 
Haring, Cornelius, 224 
Harmense. Elbert, 38 
Harmensz, Lysbet, 33 
Harle, Awdry. 19S 
Harper, James, 208 

Jane Skillman, i6x 

Url, 161 
Harris. Amy, 85 

fiemice, 8$ 

Clinton, 8$ 

Clyde. 8S 

Edith, 8s 

Edward Doubleday, 73* 
138, 310 

Elizabeth, 139 

Elsie, 8s 

Freeman, 8S 

HenrT, 8$ 


Julia, 8s 

Leonard B., 8$ 

Lillian Hedges, 8s 

Mary Skillman, 8s 

Minerva, 8s 

Susan A., $5 
Harrison, Ada, 165 

gen., zs6 
Harrod, Mary, 61 
Harry, negro, 2S7 
Harsen family, 338 
Hartshome family. 71 
Hart, Harriet WilliamsoD, is8 

John. S3* 324 

Sarah, S3 

William, is8 
Hartman. Eliza C, 261, 366, 

G. A.. 3S5* 3S6 
Hartough, Euza Ann Nevius, 

John. S2 

Harty, Freda Hause, 334 

Harvard. John, 332. 304. 3o5 

Harvie, George, 196 

Harvey, , 21S 

Abigail Skillman, 161 
America Minerva, 161 

Cone, 215 

David Francis, 161 

Eliza Martha, 161 

. acob, ibi 

. ames, 161 

. ames Reed, 161 

' [ohn M7. 161 
. ohn Qutncey, 161 
Iff ary, i6x 
Philander, 161 
Sarah, 161 
Harzen, Ann, 3S6 
Cornelius, 8S6 

iacob, 3S6 
largaretta Ferine, 3S6 
Hasbrouck, Catherine 342 

Daniel, 242 

Dinah, 242 
Hatch, Amanda Hubbell, 316 

Elizabeth, 2x6 

Experience, 217 

Frank M., x6S 

Henery, 2x6 

Lucee, 2x6 

Mary Skillman, i6s 
Hately, Mary Cole, x67 

Richard. 167 
Hatfield, Catharine Van Pelt 
Bogart, I7X 

Deborah. X71 

James, 268 
ohn, 171 

Hathaway, Charles R.. 73, 74 

ioanna Gilbert, 116 
<ucretia, xi6, 21X, 212 
Samuel, xi6 
Hatsche, Elizabeth Georglana, 

George, 32 

John, 32 
Hatt. Andw.. 46 
Hattof, Anna, 96 
Haughabout, Betsey, 2S8 

Ellen. 263. 266 

Hannah, 2SS 

iohn, 267 
lary Ann, 267 

Peter. 25s. 263 

Rachel, 2S^ 

Sarah Britton, 263 

Winant, 263 
Haughawout, Elsie Jane, 368 
Haughwout, , X76 

Betsy. 25 

Daniel, 267 

Esther, 267 

Francis, 2S3, 267 

Hester, 253 ^ 

Jane Jones, 267 


Mary, 353 

Mary Martino, loS 

Matthias. 3S3 

Peter, xos 

Susan, 99 

Susan Ann Roff, 353 

Wynant, 3S3 
Hanseman, Martha S w a i m 

Butler. 33 
Hansman, Catharine Ann, 94 

Catherine Bauer, 94 

Isaac, 94 

James, 94 

Theodore Adam, 94 
H^T^oa, Sftrab* 63 
Hawk, Mary, 164 
Hawke, Came, 90 

Edward Pm <)e 

Edward S., qo 

Ida Sttyker Skillman, 90 

Mary Rmnia, oo 

Willmiu W.. 90 
Hay, family, 1^ 

GU,. 14,187*243 
Have« Ma.riii« 343 
Hayden^ Esiiier, zto 

£stber Beebe Faioe, aio 

Geo. W.^ ato 

HorncE!, 210 

irtac M .. no 
ahn, aio 
^uihcr, 210 
N^ncy Greeli, MO 
Nehcmiah, 210 
Sari^SUK aie> 
Sarah Sill, 210 
Urijih, 110 
Wm. Henrr, 310 

Hays. Lydia Mapes, 314 

Nathaniel, 3x4 
Hazard, family, 309 

iames, S15 
iartha Grold, 8x5 
Hazen. Ward C, 14, x87» 343 
Heal, Eliza Swift, 104 

Emma, X04 

Peter, X04 
Heame, 334 

family, X48 

Heath, Anna, xso, 383 

Bartholomew, 383 

Eliza, 36s 

Digitized by 



Index of Nanus in Volume XXXIX. 

Heath. Joseph R^ a6s 

Mehitable Crippen, 283 
Sarah Egbert Merrell, 

Simon A., a6s 

Thomas, 283 
Heathcote, Caleb, 999 


Martha Smith, 290 
Hebard, Betsey ChamSerlain, 

Daniel, 128 

Lydia. 128 

Mar J Beardslee, 129 

Robert, jun., 129 
Hebbard, Daniel, 127 

MercT Pike, 127 
Hedges, Lillian, 8s 
Heddlng. Salome, 172 
Hedley, Ann. 139 
Heer, Pred. J., 148 
Heermance, Andreas, 182 

Andres (Andrew), 182 

Andries. 182, 183 

Anna, 183 

Annetje, 182 

Catherine Vosburgh, 182 

Cornelia, 182 

Dorothea, 182, 183 

Eleanor, 182 

Elisabeth, Knickerbock- 
er, 40 
Iacob, 182 
obn, 182 
[artin, 182, 183 

Neeltie, 182 

Neeltje Van Wagenen, 
182, 183 

Petms, 40 
Heermans, Engeltie Jans Bres- 
teed, 183 

lacomyntjen, 185 

Jan Focken, 183 
Heermanse, Jacob. 183 
Heermansen, Jacob. 183 
Hegeman, Femmetje Titus, 6 

John, 6 
Heilbrig, Richard £., 232 
Hekel, Eliza, 19 
Hekkel, Eliza, 21 
Hellines, , 8. 10 

Elizabeth Titns, 8, 10 

Jacob, 10 

lesse, 10 

John. 10 

Martha, 10 

Samuel, 10 

Tunis, 10 
Helme, Mary, 127 

Prudence. 127 
Hemmium. Catharine, 107 
Hempstead, Abigail, 131 

Abigail Bayley, S9 

Deborah. 131 

Elizabeth, 131 

Experience, 131 

Hannah Salmon, S9 

John, 59 
oshua, S9, 131 
f ary, 131 

Mary Youngs, $9. 131 


Mehetable Reeve, 131 

Robert, S9« 131 


Samueu Benjamin, 131 

Thomas, 131 
Hemnsted, Elizabeth, 134 
Henchman, 218 
Henderson, James, 127 

Martha Jane, 127 
Hendrick, Anne Barnum, 216 

John, 216 

Hendricks, Edmund, 221 

Elizabeth, 38 

Geertje, 273. 275 

Margaret, 39 
Hendrickse, Gerrit, 34 
Hendricx, Johanna, 67 
Heneris. Abraham, 213 

Abraham Wonzer, 213 
Henkels, Stan. V., 140, 148 
Uenly, Margaret, 107 
Henrise. Phebe, 213 
Henry, family, 2^, 226 

Elizabeth, Oi 

James, 67 

Patrick, 71 
Henshaw. Grace Augusta 
Sands, 220 

Joseph, 220 
Herbert, Mary E. Hoffman, 9 

Herman, Anna Pauline, 20 

John Gottlieb, 90 
Hermance, Andries, 183 

Elisabeth Knickerbock- 
er, 183 

Evert, 184 

Maria Van Wagenen, 183 

Petrus, 183 
Hermanns, Jacob, 124 
Hermans, Andres, i8a 

Catharine Vosburgh, 40 

Dirckien, 41 

iacob, 40 
felgen, 182 
Hermanse, Andreas, i8s 

Elisabeth, 184 

Maria, 185 

Peter. 184 
Heme, family, 142 

WUliam, 142 

William T., 142 
Heroy, Catharine, 291 
Herr, Lizzie, ^S 
Herrick, family, 229 

Anna Goodrich, 127 

Lydia, 129 

Lydia Newman, 127 

Mary Kidder, 126 

Nathan, 126 

Rufus, jun., 127 

William, 127 
Herring, family, 207 
Henrington, Adre, 19s 

AlioB, 195. 196 

Awdry, 19s 

Awdry Harle, 195 

Barbara, 196 

Beatrice, 19S 

Betres, 195 

Betsey. 258 

Catharine, 19s, 196 

Cecily Furth, 195 

Eliza, 258 

. oan, 193. 194 

. oan Jentilman, 194 

. ohn. 195 

; uditd. 196 
dargaret, i9St 196 

Margt.. 194 

Mary, 19s 

Robert, 194 

Stephen, X9S 

Stephen, sr., 196 

Susan, 195, 196 , 

Thomas, 19s. 296 

Tho8., 19s 

William, 19S. 196, SS8 
Hester, Fannie Lea, xS9 

Henry, 159 
Heusler, Barbara, 24 
Hevler, Christopher, 106 

Elizabeth Bront, 106 

Hewett, Hannah Miller, 127 

Daniel, jr^ 127 
Hibbard, family, 71 
Hibbets, Catharine Merrile, 20 

Eupbemia, 20 

Peter, 20 
Hickman, Frank Murphy. i6s 

Hicks. Elizabeth, 287 

Joanna, III 

Lydia Doane, iii 

Samuel, iii 
Hide ElUkim. 127 

Lois Bates, 127 
Higgins, George. 21S 

Patience napes, 215 
Hight. Sarah, 287 

Hill, family, 142. 148 

Abigal Smith, 129 

Alice, 10$ 

Anne, 129 

Anthony, 142 

Anzell, 2S9 

Barton S.. 8$ 

Benjamin, 85 

Betty Bates, 128 

Elsie Harris. 8q 

Emily Strong, 8$ 

** * aim, 2S9 

E, 128 
h Ferine, 2S9 
Mary, 209 
Naomi, S5 
Origen, 129 
Sarah, 259 
Sarah Leach, 213 
Silas. 213 
Uriah, jr., 142, 148 
Hilliard, 176 
Amy, $8 
Eliaa Coursen, 259 

Iohn, 2S9 
f errel, 259 
Hilligats, Johannes. 124 

Lena Knickerbocker. 124 
HlUiyard, Amey, 170 
Hilton, Alexander Stewart, xoa 

Cornelia, 100 

Edward Banker, 100 

Ellen, 102 

Ellen Banker, 100 

Henry, 100. 102 

Henry Graham, 100 

Josephine, 100 

WiUkm McMurray, 100 
Hilyer, Mary Ann, 268 
Hine, 306 
Hines, Grace Skillman, 164 

John, 164 
Hinman, family, aoi 

Adam, 202 

Benjamin, 202 


Edward, 201, 202 

Edward, jr., 202 

Hannah Jennings, 202 

Hannah Stiles, aoi 

Mercy, 202 

Noah, 202 

Obedience Jennhigs, 202 

Sallie Obecfience, 201 
Hinslif. Mary, 106 
Hirachle. Franceses Weber, 98 

Heinrich, 98 

Peter, 98 
Hitchcock. Sophia. iS9 
Hoadley, George £., ^ 
Hoagland, Margaret, 87 

James, aoo 
* Hocker, William, 196 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX, 


HoglancLDiana, 24a 
Hottcut, Elizabeth, 123 

Hannes Yeary, 133 

Teany Dutcber, 193 

John, ia3 
HoflFman, Anthony, 37 

Helene Titns, 9 

John H.j^ 

I^uisa (Eloita L.), 9 

Mary £., 9 

Nicholas, 180 


Wm. G.. 9 

Zachariaa, 37* 38 
Hofman, Martin, 40 

Martinus, 38 
Hogabome, Jeremiah, lao 

Mary, lao 
Hogaboom. Jeremiah, lao 
Hogeboom, Jeremiah, 180 

Mews. 33 
Hoigff. Amos, 214 

Xydia» 214 

Matha, 3^ 
Holand, Thankful, 128 
Holbrook, Levi, 148, 239 
Holbrooke, Levi, mrs., 65 
Holcombe family, 148 

Adelaide, 159 

W. F., 148 
Holden, Adaline,96 

ary, 21 
HoUingshead, Ann. 286 
^Hetty. 286 

Susan, 286 
Hollis, . 160 

Evaline Skillman, 160 
HoUister. AbeU, 214 

Abigail Chambers, 214 

Abigil. 213 

Anna, 21S 

Betsey, 216 

Dircus, 917 

Ebenezer, 217 

Elizabeth Wording, 214 

Grace, 208 

Jonathan, 214 

Phebe Pepper. 217 

Ruth, 215 

Thankful, 214 
Holmes, capt., 200 

Abigal Spalding, 127 

Anne, vxj 

EliKabeth, 127 

Elizabeth Ann Merril. 26 

Elizabeth Mary, 26 

Jehosaphat, jr.. 128 
ohn Merril, 26 

LucT, i< 
Lydla, 1 
Margaret, 174 

Mary, 108, 172, 255. 262 

Mary Paine, 128 

Nathan. 128 

Patty WeUs, 128 

Philomedia, 128 

Samuel, 127 

Sarah, 127 

Stephen. 182 

Thomas, 26 
Holms. Lucy, 216 
Holt. William, 46 
Holzhalb, Bertha. 96 

Bertha Motzer, 96 

Edward, 96 
Hooghkerk, Rebecca, 117* 118 

Lucas. 117 
Hoofman, Martinus, 39 
Hooker. Thomas, 68 
Hoop, Jan Hendrikz, 271 
Hooper. Abraham, 173 

Charity Stilweu; 173 

Hooper, Marth, 2S7 

Martha, as6 

Sarah. 169 
Hop. Cornells, 270, 271 

iacob, 271 
leter, 270 
Hope, Ch. £., s, 

Cornelia Skillman, S7 
Stephen R., 57 
Thomas, S7 
Hopkins, Benjamin, 126 

iames, iii 
Jzzie, 291 

Lydia, 137 

Mary, 111 

Roswell, 126 

Sarah. 128 

Zereph Rudd, 126 
Hoppe, Adolph, 276 

Andries. 274, 27s 

Catrina, 276 

Christiaen. 272 

Gerten, 270 

Hendrick. 276 

Jan Rlaesz427o 

Matthias Adolphus, 976 

Matthys, 276 

Matthys Adolfus, 976 

Wilhelmus, 276 
Hoppen. mrs.. 27s 

Andries, 273 

Andries Wniemszen, 273 

Geertje Hendricks, 273, 

Hopper, Alexanaer. 273 
Christopher, 272 
Daniel, 273 
Henry, 273 
Hugh, 273 

ames, 272 

oachim, 271 
Johannes, 1S4 
John, 272, 273 

Robert. 272, 273 

Sarah. 273 

William, 273 

William H., 272 

Wyntje Dyckman, 1S4 

Hoppesack, Cornells. 271 

Gysbert Michielse, 271 

Hendrik in de, 271 
Hopperus, Sieur, 271 
Hoppin, C.S.. jr., %9 
Hopton. Martha. 40 
Home, Christopher, 196 
Horton family, 310 

Barnabas, 136 

Byron Barnes, 310 

Mary, 64, 163 
Hosack, Alexander, 226 
Hosmer, Ann, 109 

Asa. 109 

Bathsheba. no 

Bathsheba Green. 109 

Charles B., 201 

Euclid, no 

Horatio, no 

Iames, aox 
bhn, 201 
ohn B., 201 
ohn Budd, 109 
.avinia, aoi 
Mary, 109, aoi 
Matilda, no 
Peter. 109 
Rozilly, no 

tarah Long, 109 
tephen. 109, 201 
Stephen T., soi 
William, aox 



Houghton, Elizabeth. 90 
Houghwout. Susan Ann, 30 
Housman, , 3a 

Aaron, 2S6 

Abm., 177, a6a 

Abraham, a6a 

Alfred, 33 

Ann, 356 

Benjamin. 364, 367 

Caroline Houghwout, X03 

Dioderoa, 357 

Edward, a66 

Egbert Haughwout, 99 

Eliza, 3S^ 

Frances van Namur. i77 

Hannah. 19, 33, 367 

Hester, 363 

Isaac, 177 

Jacob. 177. 967 

Tames, 94 

lane, 177 


John, 30, 103 

Joseph, 104 


Lena Cruse, 177 

Letty, 364 

Lydia, 104 

Margaret, 964 

Margarett, 363 

Margarett Bodlne, 362 

Maria, 31, 966 

Martha Jane, 30 

Martha Swain Butler, 93 

Mary, 107, 967 

Mary Elizabeth, 104 

Mary Morgan, 171* 9S6 

Naatje, 171 

Nathan. 966 

Ord., 171 

Richard, 966, 967 

Richard, jr., 93 

SaUy, 95s 

Susan Ann, X03 

Susan Ann Houghwout, 

Susan Haughwout, 99 

Susan Robbins, 967 
Howard, family, 73 

Abiram, 138 

Deborah Carter, 198 

Elizabeth Skillman, S4 

James, u 

Levet, 198 

01i?e Ransoms, 198 

Thomas Skillman, S4 
Howe, family, 939 

lord, 996 

Damaris, ns 

Isaac, lis 

Jonas. 14, 187. 943 

Wm., 191 
Howell, — , 41 

Susan, is8 
Howland, Akin, siS 

Abigail, III 

Henry, in 

Hope, no 

tohn, in 
lathaniel, 9x5 

Hoxton. Prudence, 196 

Hoy. Darid, 939 

Hubbard, family, 305 
Laura. 995 

Hubbel. Amos, 916 

Hubbell, Abigail, 916 
AbigaUllyat. 91S 
Amos, 9x6 
Amanda, 9x6 
Ephralm, 913, 9x6 
Hannah Moger, 914 
Hepsibah, 313 
Lucy Holms, 3x6 
Mary, 907 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX, 

HubbeU, PoIIt, 217 

SbadracD, 214 

Uraoa, 217 

Willm Gm ais 
Hadgeos, Mildred, 61 
Hudson, Danl., 9 

Elizabeth, ua 

Keturab Goldsmitb, 114 

Rachel Skillman, 9 

Richard, 114 
Huff, Catharine, 285 

Lucretia, 166, 28s 

William H.. mra., 8$ 
Hughes, Barney, 23, 2$ 

Ellen Jane, 25 

George Washington, 23 

Mary E., xi 
Hughs, Ann. 106 

Ann Dobson, 107 

John, 107 
Holsebas, Albert, 96 

Fredericka Carolina 

Gesina Carolina, 96 
Humphrey, Sarah, 242 

Thomas, 242 
Hungerford, Amasa, 214 

Elizabeth Seelye, 214 

Hannah, 112, 203, 213 

Hannah Green, 112 




Hunt, Anna Blackwell Skill- 
man. 160 

Annie Iredell, $6 

Catharine Skillman. S6 

Cicero, ^6 

Daniel, jr.. 127 

Edward, 160 

Griswold, 216 

Hannah Miller, 127 

Jonathan, 160 

Margaret, 90 

Maria Louise, $6 

Nancy, 288 

Ralph, 160 

Robert I., 56 

Thomas, oo 

Ursula, x6o 

Wesley, $6 

Wilson, 165 
Hunter, David, 218 

Iane, 176 
f argaret Herrington, 19S 
Mary, 12 

Susan Jentleman, 194 
Thomas, 194 
Wm., 19s 
Huntington, Archer M., 65, 136- 

argit, 217 
irTiab, 216 

138, isi, 233 
Tedediah, iix 
Simon, 301 

Huntting, 123 

Isaac, 34,39 
Hurd, Anne, 213 
Hurlburt, family, 30S 

Marglt Hungerford, 217 
Hurlbutt, Mary, 1x4 

Saml., 114 
Hush, Hannah Skillman, 290 

Samuel C, 290 
Hutton, rev. dr., 158 
Hutzel. Christina, 93 
Hyat, Abigail. 21S 
Hyatt. CatharineSkillman, 291 

John B., 291 
Hyde, Jerusha, 209 

lelees, Manuel, 48 
lentleman. Christian, 19s 




Inbroeck, Gfsbert, 274 
Ingersoll, Alpheus, laB 

Huldah Fisk, 127 

Joseph, 127 

Side! Adams, 128 
Ingham, John, 168 

Margaret Calcraft, 168 
Innes. Eleanor Smith, 106 

lohn, 106 
Inwitt. Ann, 213 
Iredell, Annie, 56 
Irving, Washington, 33, 280 

Jack, D. R., I4f 187. 243 

negro, 243 
Jackel, Eva Maria Sekinger,94 

Magdalena Rosina, 94 

Jacob Fried* k. 94 
Jackie. Emma Amalia, 26 

Eva Maria, 26 

lacob Fred., 26 
acob Frederick, 26 

A aria Catharine, 26 
Jacobsdr, Diewer, 271 

Maria, 271 
Jackson, , lao 

Andrew, 156 

Ann 4261 

Clarissa Tinker, iii 

Daniel, 259, a6i 

DeUa, aSr 

Elizabeth Titus, ix 

Erastus, iix 

Hannah, 26s 

Iane, 120 
ohanneke QaiM) Knick- 
erbocker, 120 

OS., II 

udy Crockeron, 2S9 
Jf ary Seely, 259 
Thomas, 259 

iackv, Magdalen, 268 
acobs, Grietie, 39 
acobsmyer, Anna, 94 
ohann Christun, 94 
Jacobson, Ann. 172 

Ann Vandeventer, loS 
Catharine, 2S4 
Catharine Conner, 961 
Catharine Connor, 177 
Christian, loS 
Eliza, 263 
Elizabeth, 169 
Hellethay, 268 
Hilletie, 172, 262, 263, 266 
Hilletje Bedell, 169, 177. 


Israel, 263 

John, 169, 172 
ohn Christian, 177 
ohnV.D., I77.|54, *59. 
262, 263, 266, 268 
Lucretia. 268 
Maria, 262 
MatUda, 266 

iacobsz, Jannet je^ 35 
acobu8,Xydia van Syle, 107 
Rulof. 107 
Jakle Ji^arolina Louise, so 
Eva Maria Sicking, 20 
Jacob Frederic, 20 

iames. negro, 178 
ane, Martha, 127 
aner, Elizabeth, 255 
ans, Aechie, 279 
ansen, Annetie, 6 
Antie Fonteyn, 6 
Catherine, 6 
Jacob, 6 

!ansz, Hester, 117 
aqua, Aaron. 120 
aques, Carolme, 2^ 
aquet, Pierre, X43 

laquett, family, 142, 148 
Jeacocks, Hannah Garrison, 

William, 106 
Jeffreys, Robert, 219 
Jemison, David, 47 
Jenk. Betty, 213 
Jenkins, family, 226, 231 

Anne, 8 

David, 226, 227 

Elizabeth, 201 

Maria Raymond, 227 

R. E., mrs., 231 

Robert, 227 

Robert E.. 226 
lenner. 49 

Jennings, Catharine Skerret, 

Hannah, 202 

'ane, 257 
ohn, 174 
oshua, jr., 202 
..ambert, 257 

Mary, 257 

Mary Lyons, soa 

Obedience, 202 

Rachel, 263 
lennins, Catharine, 108 
Jennison. Harrie Lee, 310 

H. L., 310 
Jentilman, Anne, 194 




w »95 

Mary, 194 
Richard, 19S 
Thomas, 194 
William, 19s 
Jentleman, Agnes, 194 
Christian, 194 
Elizabeth, 194, 195 
'ames. 194 
as., 195 
lohn, 19s 
ohn, mrs.. 19S 
udith, 195 
Martha, 194, 19s 
Mary, 194. 195 
Richard, 194 
Robert, 19s 
Susan, 194 
Susan Capp, 194 
Thomas, 194, i^ 

Toby, 19s 
WUliam, 194 
Jewell. Caroline Skillman, 90 

Charles A., 90 

Mary E., 90 

William M.. 90 
Jewet. Gertrude Garritson, 168 

Zenophon, 168 
Jinnings, Alice, 170 

Rachel, 17a 
Julin, Catharine Maria Stew- 
art, 28 

Hanna Ann Elizabeth, 

James Thomas, 22 

Sarah Jane, 28 

Sarah lane Steward, 23 

Sarah Jane Stewart, 2a 

WUliam, 28 

Wm., 22, 23 
[unkin, Francis T. A., 310 
[ohn, negro, 257 
lohns, Aaron, lao 

Elizabeth Barnes. 199 
Johnson, , 196, 219 

family, 71 

mrs., 257 

Aaron, 2S7 

Abner, 172 


Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Johnson, Adelaide Eggen. 31 
Ann Bnrbenk, 158 
Ann Martlinff, 2S8 
Anna Maria, 31 
Anthony, 267 
Betsey Haagbabout, ssS 
Charity, 173 
Charlotte, 104 
Cornells, 176 
Daniel* 257 
Edward, 19, 22, 103, 259* 

Edward M., 100, loa 
Edwd., jr.. 266 
Eleonore Vanderbilt, 176 
Elizabeth Pranl, 2S7 
Elizabeth, 172, 207 
Elizabeth Corsen, 176 
Elizabeth Secord, 103 
Ephraim, 267 
Fanny, 207 
Hager Thomas, 963 
Hannah Hoosman, 19, 22, 

Isaac, XI, 200 
Jacob. 253 
lames, 106, 2S9. S63 
lane, 102 
lohn,^. 100 
John Edward, 19 
Jadith, 168 
Leah Elizabeth, 102 
Loaise Lyon, 227 
Margaret, ioo-zo3« 257 
Mary Penoyer, 126 
Mary Sharrot, 267 
Mary Wood. 106 
Nath., 176 
Peter, 256 
Phebe, 263 
Polly, 13 

Polly Sharrot, 259 
Rebecca Cole, 200 
Richard, 22, 256, 263 
Rosalie Morris, 3o5» 3^9 
Ruth. 126 
R. Winder, 305. 309 
Salome Heddinig, 17s 
Samuel, 126, 263 
« Sophia, 20 

Susan Titus. 11 
Susan Van Pelt, 9^ 
William, 48, 104, 223 
WUUs Fletcher. 68 

Johnston, Adaline Holden, 26 
Bedell, 2S6 
Clara Holden. 26 
Richd., 257 
Robert, 26 
Robert Clyde, 26 
Sally Peterson, 2S7 
Thomas, 257 

Jones family, 71 

Abm., 254, a65, 267 
Alice, 267 
Ann, 177 
Barent, 256 
Barnet, aSS* a68 
Catharine, 177 
Charles Landon, 138 
Daniel, 171. 356. 268 
Elipbalet, 107 
Elizabeth. 2%. 268 
Elizabeth Bogart, 107 
E 1 i z abeth Christopher. 

EzeKiel, 162 

ane, 165, 171. 267 



JoneStJolianaSyWy, 177 
Mabel, 180 

Martha , SSS 

Mary, 112, 2S4-2S6 
Mary LiYingston, 1x2 
Marv Pinkerton, x6s 
Mathias, 177 
Nettie Skillman, yt 
Presilla. 267 

Robertina Skillman, 162 
Sarah Hatfield, 268 
Sarah Patterson, 127 
T. C.Sa 
Thos., 1X2 
WilUam. 165 
Wm., 209 

iordan, A. S., mrs., 4 
bumesT, Ann Garretson. X07 
obn, 172 
licholas, 107 

Journey, , X75 

Albert, X06 
Mary Perine, xos 
Robert. 171 
Sarah Cole, xyi 

KadUtz. Cora, 102 

Elizabeth, X02 

John, 102 
Kaus, Anna Maria, 124 

Heinrich. 93 
Kebel, Catharine. 9S 
Keble. Alice, X98, 199 
Keen, Jesse, 107 

Margaret Henly, 107 
Keep, Austin Baxter, X48 
Keesoom, Cornells Teunisen, 

Keith family, 30s 
Kelby, Alexander. 82 
Kelle;. Elisabeth, 21S 

Mary, X2 
Kelly, Frances, 167 
Kelsey famUy, 30s 

WiUiam, W 
Kendrick, , 12 

Sarah Tytus.xa 
Kenison, Elizabeth, 3S8 

Maria Bush, 258 

Stacy. 258 

Stacy D.. 258 
Kennedy, Catherin, xii 

Duncan. xo8 

Eliza, 301 

Mary Mann, xo8 
Kemp family. 226 
Kersey, William, 218 
Kershaw. George, sa 
Ketelhuyn, Daniel. 34, 3S 

DaTid. 34 
Kettelaer, Jan Comelisz, a7x 
Ketteltas, mr^ X78 

Ardrae Britton. 169 

Louisa, 98 

Stephen, 169 
Ketteltass, Catharine, xos 
Keys, Emma Skillman, 162 

James W., 162 
Kidder. Chloe, X26 

Mary, 126 
Kieft, goT.. 27S 
Kiesele, August, 32 

Eliaa Anna, 32 

Emilie, 32 

Lilia Augusta, 32 

Louisa, J2 

Louisa Julia Dimpfel, 32 
Kiersted, Hans, 183 
Kimball, Sarah Louise, 74 
King family, U9 

capt., 188 

dr., 27, 78, 79 

'Abigail, 63, 13s 
Alexander. ^ 
Alexander, jr., 63 
Anne, 139 

Antoinette Louisa, 84 
Antoinette Welthian. 84 
Asa, 139 
Bastrebee, 13s 
Batbsheeb, 13s 
Batbshua, 135 
Benjamin, 63 
Catharine Osborne, 63 
Catherine Latham An- 

Catherine Maria Water- 
man, 84 
Charles Rollin, 83, 84 
Clement, 77 
Constant, 63 
Deborah, xh 
Eliza Smith, 83 
Elizabeth, 63, 139 
Elizabeth Blrchard, 139 
Emma. 287 
Frances ElTira, 84 
Honnah. s8. I34* i3S 
Henry, 63 
Kezekiah, 139 

ames, 13s 

ames Laurence, %\ 

ames Lawrence, 78 
.erusha, 63 
, ohn,63,77.i39 

ohn A., 224 

oseph, 64 

erusha Marsh, 63 
, osiah,77 

Catharine Sheffield, 13s 

Catherine, 13S 

Lucien, 287 
Lydia Hopkins, xa7 
Maria Waterman, 84 
Mary. §8.63. 135 
Mary Anna. 83 
Mary Hamlin, 63 
Mary Waterman, 83 
Patience. £G 
Prosperous, 63 
Rufus, 138 
Samuel, 127 
Samuel Ward, 77. 81-84 
Saml W.. 77-79 
Sarah, 63 
Sarah Frances, 84 
Sarah Havens, 63 
Sarah Skillman, 287 
Svsanah, 135 
Welthian Walton, 77 
WillUm, X35. i39 
William, Jr., 135 
William Borden. 77 
William Mattoon, 66 
Kinge, Clement, 77 
DanieK 77 
Mary Ray nor, 77 
Ralphe, 77 

Sarah, 67 

Kinsey, Cathrlne, 170 

Henry, 164 

iosephine Skillman. X64 
f ary Ann, X70 
Kinsman, family, 70 
Kingston, PoUy, 2SS 
Kinsy, Abby, i9f s8 

AbbT Ann. 2$, 267 
Benjamin, wi 
John, 267 ^ 
Susan Ann, 267 

Digitized by 



Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Kip. Aniuitje, 36 

Catharine, 139 

Christina Snook, 140 

Cornelia, 36 

Hendrik, 274 

I^enas. 36 

Isaac, 276 

John, 139 

Sarah. 281 

Tennis, 36 
KJpp, Anna Knickerbocker, 

Anna Van Vechten, 378 

girmon, 117 
annah, 117 
Ignas. 118, 378 

iacob, 378 
iarnrita. 278 
Neeltje (Cornelia), 378 
Sara, 378 
Tennis, 378 
Kirby, familj, «)5 

Hannah McClnre Wol- 



Helen McClnre, 3 

William. 3 
Kirch. Carl Sebastian, 104 

Christine, 104 

John Henry. 104 
Kirk, Mary Skillman Smiley. 

Thomas, S7 
Kirkland, LydUi, 61 
Kirkpatrick, Jacob, sa 

Lizzie, $2 
Kirtche. Elizabeth, 28 

Henry. 28 

John, 28 
Kleinknecnt, Theodore, 
Kline, Catharine, x^ 
Koch, Anna Catharina Walter, 

Anna Maria, 9s 

Reinhart, 9s 
KoUman, Maria, 29 
Kossnth, XS7 
Koontz. Catharine, 2x0 
Knap, Hannah, 2x5 

Lowis Bass, 2x4 

Thos., 214 

p. family, 232 

Betsey, 207 

Mary Hubbell. 207 

Sally Dutcher. 285 

William. 285 
Knickabaker. Abraham, 184 

Peter. 4X 
Knickebacker, Catharine, 37 

Lourens, rr 
Knickel backer, narman Jansz, 

Kukkerbat-k^f, Abr^mm, 184 
AnDsUie* 36 
Atiatjc. z%\ 

Aquatji?, ^8^ ago 

CaUriaa^ 124 
Catharine, ui 
CaUytitje^ 1B4 
Caty. 124 

Corofilia, 34 
Cor[ieli»«34, ta^ 
DaTid Bucr. iSo 

Elisabeth. J77» 273 
Elizabeth. 34, 124 
Everts 34 « 40 

GeUDC, 134 


Knickerbacker, Harmen, xx8, 
Harmen Jansen, 34 
Harmon, 34 
Herman, lax 
Joannes, sSx 
lohannes, X| 
lohannes Hannense, 35 
Johannis. 36 
Job.. 1x8 


ohn, 124 

ohs., xSs. 278, 382 

— ana, X24 
Lawreikce, 121 
Lour., 122 
Lonrens, 34 
Lowerens, 37 
Mary, X2i, 124 
Marytje. X22, 28x 
Neeltie Freer, 42 
Neeltje, 36, xi8, X19 
Peter, 34, 41. 4a 
Rebecca, X19 
Rebecka. 281 
Samson, I2x 
Silas. X2X 
WUliam, 28X 
Wouter, xxo. 377 
Knickerbakker. Cornelia, 116, 
Elisab., x8s 
Elisabeth. 377! 
Elizabeth. xx6 
Hannes, xx7 
Harmen, 116 

Iohannes. jr., xi6 
ohannis, xx6 
leeltje. xi6 
Wouter, xx6, 185, 377 
Knickerbocker family, 33, xx6, 

col.. IXO 
Abigail, X82 

Abigail ^,39*182 

Abraham, 42, xx9, X20, X84, 

Aletteka Halenbeck, 38, 

Aletteka Haienbeeck, 124 
Aletteke Haienbeeck, 180 
Alida. 117, 277 
Althea, ^ 
Anatje, 278 
Anna, 117,-119 
Anna Heath^20, 283 
Anna Maria Dings, X23 
Anna Maria Kans, X24 
Anna Van Vechten, 277 
Annatje, 277i 281, 282 
Arietta Lansing, 280 
Anna Quackenbos, 34. 35 
Bartholomew, X20, 283 
Benjamin, 38, XX9, >23-i3St 

x79,i8o. 282 
Catba., X20 
C a t h a lyntje Kathlyne, 

Catharin, X79 
Catharina, laSi 185 
Catharine, X20, 123 

Catharine , 283 

Catharine Dutcher, lax, 

Catherine, 38, 179*. 180 
Catherine Wendell, 377 
Cathrina. 124 
Catrina Dutcher, 38 
Catrina Duytcher, xso, 


Cornelia, 33-36, 39-42* 1x8, 
124, 182, X54, 275 

Knickerbocker, Comelins, 33, 
^34. 39.121, 12^ 283, 284 
Comelis, 35, ^, 39, isx. 

124, 182 
David, 283 
Debora, 39 
Derek jejijSo 
Derkle Van Vechten, 378 
Derrica Van Vechten, S79 
Dorcas, 2B4 
Dorothe, 40 
Dorothea, 41, 183 
Ebert, 183 
Echie, X20 

Eleanora Ben (Bain), 38 
Eleonora Ben, X24 
Elisabeth, 19* jp* 4% ui* 

EHsa'bett ^inne.'^ 
Elisabetha. tax 
Elizabet. XS4 
Elizabeth, 38, xx6. U7, 

1x9, Ml. 124, x^ x86,284 

Elizabeth , « 

Elizabeth Fonda, 36, 117 
Elizabeth Winne, 1x9, 279 
Evert. 33, 35, 40. 183, X84 
Everth. ^ 
Geertmia Van Denrsen, 

Geertmid Van Densen, 42 
Geertmy Vosburg, X84 
Geertruy Vosbnrgh, 3S. 

GenneCJane), X24 
Gertge, X84 
Hannah, 39, X82, 284 

Hannah , xao, »3 

Hannes, 39 
Barman, lax 
Harmanis, lax 
Harme Jans, 33 
Harmen, 34. TfhJ^ 39. 

1x6, XX7, X2X, X84, 279, 

283, 284 
Harmen (Hermen), 280 
Harmen Janse, 33 
Harmen Jansen, 33, 34, 

X 16-124, 179, x8i-x86, 377* 

Harmen Jansz, 42 
Harmon, xao 
Harmon (Hermon), 383 
Herm., 120 
Herman, xso, 179 
Herman Jansen, 382 
Hermanus, X2i, X84 
Hugh, X24 
Isaac, X17, X19, X2o,283 

'ac , 120 

acobaatche, X20 
acomyn, 39 
acomynt^e, X2o 
Tacomyntje Freer, 38, X19 
ames, xaj, 284 
ancbe, i2x 
ane, 125, 282 
ane Montross, 18s 
anetie Gohanneke), X23, 

X24, 284 

Iannetie, 35 
annetje, 33. 38, 121, X23, 
, fannetje (JohaxmekeX 38 
, annetjen, 42, X2X 
. emima Owen, 38, 1x9 
, eremiah, 283 

, erusha , xso, 282 

, ohanna Schut, 3K, 39 
, ohanneke Qane), 120 
Johannes, 34. 36, 39, "7- 
X19, X24, 279* 262 

Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 


Knickerbocker, Johannes, jr., 

Johannes H a r m a n sen, 

x8s. 186 
Johannes Harmense, 3s 
Johannes Harmensen, 3S« 

116-118, 377, 279* aSa 

ibhannis. ^. 117, 381 
ohannis, jr., 278 
ohn, 58, 117, X19-UI, 124, 
184. 282. 283 
lohn, jr., 179 
Jobs. 279„ ^ 
jpnanna Schut, 39 
Kathren, 179 
Laura Starves, 282 
Laurens, 36, 37f 119-124* 

179, 282*^4 
Laorentz, 119, 123, 124, 282 
Lanrenz, 179 
Lawrence, 33, 37, X19, iso, 
Lawrnence, X2i 
Lena, 124 

Letge Halenbeek, 262 
Lisabeth, 123 
Lour., 40 

Lourens, 34. 37. 38 
Loawrenz, 37 
Lucas, 277 
Ljdia, 121 
Lysbet, 36 
L jsbetb Bogaert, 37 
Lysbet Janse Bogaert, 34 
Maffdalena, 185 
Malory (Margaret), 124 
Malcbe, 122 
Maltgen, 12S 
Margaretha, 124 
Margariet je, 277 
Margaritta, xi8 
Maria, 124, X85, 278 
Maria Dennis. I23 
Maria Gertmde Snyder, 

Margerie Bain (Ben), X19. 

Maiierie Ben (Bain), 38 
Maiika, i23* X24 
Marike Dyckman, 34 
Maritgen, lax 
Maritjen. 38, 179 
Mary, lao, X2i.284 
Mary Ann Hale, 282 
Mary Buel. 280 
Mary Murdack, 180 
Maryke Dyckman, 36, 38 
Maryke Dyk, 37 
Marytie. 277, 279 
Meserl, 124 
MoUt, 282 
Moriken, 284 
NancT Race. 123 
Nealcna, 1x7 
Neeltie, 36, 119 
Neeltje, 281 
Neeltjen Freer, 3S,4T 
Nelge, 185 
Otttboat, wid., 277 
Peter, 124 
Petms, X2X. 123 
Pettnis, 120 
Wiilip, 123. X24^ 
Pieter, 33. 35. 38. 4i. 184. 

Ra^el, ISO, 283 
Rachel Scbram, 111 
Rachel Visscher, 281 
Rachel Wendel, 280 
Rebecca, xx8,2;7 
Rebecca De Wandellar, 

Rebecca Fotfda, t6 
Rebecca Vosbergh, X23 


Knickerbocker, Rebecka, 279 

Reuben, 283 

Rudolit. X2X 

Ruliff (Rulef), X2I, 384 

Sally Reit (Relck), 184 

Salmon, 283 

Samuel, 283 

Sarah, X2o. 284 

Soloman, xao, 283 

Solomon, X20, 283 

Susanna Basson, 42. 184 

Susannah Nase. 2841 

Susanna Pulver. 124 

Thankful, 120, 283 

Thankful , 120 

— tie, 38 

Tobias, 284 

Walter, 277. 283 

Willem, 279 

William, 30. X82, 283 

William W., 279 

William Winne, 278, 279 

Woughter, 117 

Wouter, 36. X17. X18, 277. 
Knickkerbackker, ComeUa,ii7 

Johannes, xx7 
Kniei, Rebecca, 95 
Kniep, Rebecca, 3x 
Knight. ,85 

Aletta Bums, 8s 

John, 50 
Knikkaback, Harmen, 118 

Neeltie, xx8 
Knikkebakker, Dorothea, 41 
Knikkelbakker, Harmon, 36 

Knikkerbacker, Elisab., x86 
Knikkerbakker, Anatie, 278 

Annetje, 278 

Annetjen. 38 

Elizabeth, 277 

Johannes, 38 

Neeltie, xx6 

Wouter, 277. 278 
Kniper, John Herman. 32 
Knoch, Johanna Henerika 

i Juliana^ 95 
ohann Helnrich, 9$ 
Cartha Elisabetha Pen- 
hart. 9S 
Knoesel, Catharina, X04 
Christian, 104 
Salome, X04 
Knowles, Augusta Freeman, 
Haimah, 109 
Lucretia Hathaway, 1x6, 

21 X, 212 


Knowlton, Joseph. 200 

Reliance Cole, 200 
Knox, John. 8s 

Sarah Skillman, 8$ 
Kramisch. Louisa C, 20 
Kribbs. Elisha, x6q 

Magdalene McLean, 169 
Krumdick, Dorothea, 93 
Kruse, Jemima Simonson, 108 

John, X08 
Kruser. Ellen Simonson, 260 
Henry, s6o 

4 ohn, 260 
Kuhn, Elizabeth, 30S 
Kuntz, Mar. Lis., 39 

Kuypers. domine, 119 
Kwakkenbush. Adriaan, x86 

Elisabeth, x86 

Sybrand. 186 
Kyp, Hendricks, 294 

Isaac, 294 

Jacob, 294 

Lacey, Lois, 217 

Lafayette, , X57 

Laferge, John. 262 

Laforge, Catharine Pryor, 177 

Dorcas, 262 

Jesse, X77 
La For^e, Catharine Pryor, 264 

Cornelia Simonson, 263 

David, 263 

Gertrude Martling. 263 

John, 263 
Laine, Esther, 2x4 
Lake, Abraham, 168 

Adriana Britton. 23 

Ann Jane Tuthill. 2SS 

Ann Lockerman, 170 

Ann Flitcher, X73 

Anneke, 28 

Bamet, 262 

Barnt, 253 


Catharine, 18, 2s, 262, 26s 

Daniel, X70, 173 

Daniel W., 261 

Desire Ginnins, 2x3 

Eliza Jane, 260 

Elizabeth, X70 

Job, 2x3 
ohn, X77 
ohn G., 23 
oseph, 23, 172, X73, 255, 

Maria Coarsen, 25$ 

Mary, 260, 267 

Mary Ann. 18, 3x, 265,267 

Mary Elizabeth, 19 

Marv Gififord, 23 

Mornn, X72 

Patience Berbank, 168 

Polly, 262 

Richard. 260 

Sara. 106 

Sarah Prickett, X77 

Sophia, 210 

Violetta Spear, 23 

William, 262 
Lamar, ex-pres., xS6 
Lamb. , 72 

family, 72 

Abigal Fryal, X27 

Caleb, 126 

Daniel Smith, 72, 74 

Isaac, jr., 127 

Luise, 127 

Ruth. X26 
Lambert, Deborah, X32 

John, 32 
Lammersen. Dirckje Smit, X22 

Hendrick, 122 
Lamphear, Elizabeth, 2x5 

Rosill, 21^ 
Lampher, Abejk 215 

Hannah Knap, 21$ 
Lancaster, Abraham B., SS 

Ann Skillman, $5 

Magdalen D., sS 


Naomi Hill. 5S 

Susan A. Harris, SS 
Landin, Hannah Moore, X3X 

Jona., 131 
Landon, Fiske, 62 

Ashbel, 62 

Bathia Tuthill, 130 

Daniel, 62 

David, 62 

Eliza. X30 


Freelove Briant, is6 

Hannah, 62, 130 

Hannah Bishop, 130 

Henry, 130! 

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Index of Names in Volume XXXIX. 

Landon, James, 63, ia6. ijo 

Tames« jr., 63 

John, 63 

Joseph, 62 

Martha Youngs, 63 

Mary, 63 

MarT Vaill, 63 

Nathan, 63, 130 

Rachel. 63 

Samuel, ijo 
Lane family, 143, 148 

Edward. 143 

James, 143 

Job, 143 
Lange. Friearich, 93 

Sophie, 30 
Langford J-Tdia, 43 
Lanning. Ella Cox, S4 

Wallace, S4 
Lansing, Alida, 117 

Arietta. 380 

Elizabeth Hendricks. ^ 

Gerrit Fredericksen, ^ 

Hendrick, Jr., 34, 35. 38 

Hendrick Gerritsen, 38, 

lacob, 183 

Jannetie Knickerbocker, 

Jannetje Knickerbacker, 

Jannetje Knickerbocker, 

Lysbeth,38. 117, i8x 

Wiliempie Bratt. iSs 
L' Archer, Fulbert, 300 
Larew. family, 336 
Lamed. Charles, 74 
Lassel, WaitstUl, 139 
Latham, Frances. 83 

Lewis. 83 
Lathrop, Elizabeth, 139 
Latimer, Ann, 109 

John, X09 

Naomi. 109 
Latouche. miss. 3ao 
Latterete. Mary, 170 
Latterette, Susannah, 167 
Law, Johathan. 71 

John, 393 
Lawrence, family, ^^ 

iames, 78 
lary, 262 
Lawton, Thomas A., mrs., 74 
Lay, EUas, iii 
Lea, , 159 

Ann, 159 

Fannie, i59 

Louisa SkiUman, iS9 
Leach. , 314 

Amos, 313, 3t6 

Azuba, 3i6 

Daniel, 317 

Deborah Wonzer, 313 

Dorithy Benit, 214 

Elizabeth, 316 

Elizabeth Frindle, 314 

Ephraim, 314 

Hannah Page, 314 

Helind Pepper, ai6 

Ichabod, 215 

iemima. 314 
oanna, 214 
ohn, 214 
ohn, Jr., 316 
«ois Lacey, 3x7 
Martha, 31$ 
Martha Wonzer, 314 
Mercy, 313. 3i6 
Merriam, 314 
Ruth Marsh, 3x5 
Sarah, 213 
Simeon, 214 
Uranah Hall, 216 

Leaforge. Catharine Seguine, 

DaYfd, 107 
Leake. Joseph, 108 

Frances Egbert, 108 
Leate, Nicholas, 227 
Leating, Anna Mary, 31 
Le Bon, Sarah Titus, ix 

Tunis, IX 
Ledyard, Abigail Hempstead, 

Deborah Youngs, S9 

Fanny, 131 

George, 131 

John, 59. 131 

Polly, 131 
Lee, Ann, 146 

George, 288 

Ida Harris Skfllman. 388 
Leek, Hannah, 134 

John, 134 

Mary'Wiggains, X34 

Philip, X34 

Submit, X34 
Leendertse, Annetje, 118 
Leendertsen, Jacob, 274 
Leestia. negro. 2x9 
Leete, tamfly, 227, 231 

lohn, 227 

Joseph, 227, 231 

William, 227 
Lefferts, Marshall Clifford, 66, 

le Flechies, Adam, 398 
Leturde, Catherine, 170 
Legard, 46, 2x8 
Le Gardiener, William, 39$ 
Leggett, James, 181 

John, 181 
la " 

ary Van Alstyne, i8x 
Legrange, Mary, X67 
Leibert, Eugene, 104 

Sarah, X04 
Leiser. Ernst Franz, 22 

Hetwig, 22 

Philip, 22 
Leiting. Meda, 2S 
Lendt, Elisabeth, 283 
L' Enfant, major, 303 
Lenting, Meda, 32, 37 
Lentz, George, 368 

Magdalen Jacky, 268 
lePele, Robert, 396 
Le Pierre, Francis, ix 

Harriet A., 11 

Jane Titus, xi 
Leonard, family, 70 

Benjamin, soo 

Enoch, 377 

L B., X48 

tohn W.. X44 
lary Cole, aoo 

Mary Hall, 70 

Marytje Knickerbocker, 
Lescher, Johanna, X24 

Hanna, 213 
Lesher, Elizabeth Nedicker, 

Samuel, 267 
L'Espinard, Anthony, x^ 

Antoine, X63 

Leonard, 103 
Lesscher, Johanna, 124 
Levando, Adolph, 9s 

Elisabeth. 9$ 

Emma Schmidt, 9$ 

Joseph, 95 
Levy, Jefferson M., 221 
Lewis, family, X43, X48 

BiUetje, X71, X7S 

Lewis, Daniel, xo7 
Edith, XX 

Elizabeth Handlin, X07 
Isaac, I7S 

iames, 169, 178 
lary, X78 

Morgan. 156 

Rachel MarshaU, I7S 

Rebecca, X78 

Rebecca Collong, X69 

Rebecca Jane, 27 

Sarah Maria, 20, 27 
L'Horomedieu, family, 305 

Abigail, 389 

Sarah, X33 
Liebermaii, John, S 
Lieverse, Elbert Hanni 

Lightbcdy. Agnes, 50 

ElUabeth, so 

Gabriel, So 
Lightbodys, mr., so 
Limner, Mary, xos 
Lincoln, Abraham. 237, 34X 

Augnstine, xoo 

Ursula Hunt SkiUman. 
Linde, Sarah, S9 
Lines, Harriet E., 203 
Lipincott, Mary, 19 
Lisk, Abraham, 173 

Jane Wandel, X73 

John, 106 

Sarah Decker, xo6 
Lisle, Tobias, 2x9 
Lispenard. Anthony, x62 

Sarah, 162 

Sarah Barclay. X62 
Littell, Ada Louise, 99 

Alexander. 99, xoi, 102 

Clara Adelaide, 102 

Emma Laura, lox 

Hannah Jane, 102 

Hannah Jane Egbert, 99 

Jane, loi 
Liverse, Catharina, 37 

Catharina Bogaert, 37 

Elbert Harmensen, 37 
Livesz, Harmen. xi8 

Marretje Tennisz, xx8 
LiTingston, Alex., 294 

Catherine, 299 

Phil, jr.. 49 

iulia R., 4a 


.ilary, 112 

Robert, 294 
Lloyd. ,300 

Anne, X28 

Anthony, xa9 
Betsey Slassen. 129 


Lucy Goodrich, X28 

Rachel. 128 
Locke. Arthur H., 74t 146 
Locker. John, 2SS 

Phebe, 172 
Lockerman, Ann, X70 

Elizabeth, X7X 

Mary, 169 
Lockman, Abraham, 268 

Betsy, 260 

Catharina, 268 

iane, 260 
oseph. 2S3, a6o 
.ocky Cears, 2S3 
Matilda Britton, 968 
Richard, 268 
Lockwood. Agnis, 47 
Charles, 291 
Elizabeth, X27 
'oseph. 47 

osephine SkiUman, 991 
Rachel, X37 


Digitized by 


Index of Names in Volume XXXI X, 


Lodge. Mary, 88 

Lomax. Kate J., iSQ 

Long, Abraham, i68 

Anna Skillman, i6o 
Ann Rambel, i68 
Edward, 48 
Elix. Fleming, 107 

iacob, 107 
lobert H., 160 

Sarah, 109 
Longstreet, Margaret, x6o 
Lont, Electa C. 390 

Sarah Skillman, 291 

Stephen O., 991 
Loockermans, Maritje, 186 
Loomis, family, 309 

Abigail, ao3 

Anna Moger, ai6 

Elias, 309 


Elsie Skillman, 390 

Ephraim, 290 

Nathaniel, 903 

Nathel, 216 
Lord, Sally, 129 
Lorton, Hetb, 222 
Lostier, Jacob, 170 

Sarah Beatty, 170 
Lothrop. Melatbia, 110 

Tabitba, 110 
Louisa, nesro, 2SS 
Loundert, Hans Jary, 37 
Lounsbury. Elizabeth, 129 

Louree, ,